Mission, Aims & Objectives


Improving people’s lives through better sleep.


The leading national advocate for sleep health.

Aims and Objectives


In just nine years, the Sleep Health Foundation has established a dynamic presence. We are spreading the sleep health message through a strong media and internet presence, engagement with community leaders, interaction with other health bodies, and an ongoing program of development and distribution of educational information designed for the public by sleep experts.

The Foundation is Australia’s leading advocate for healthy sleep and helping people to understand the value of getting a good night’s sleep. It aims to improve people’s lives by promoting sleep, advocating to governments and the community and raising awareness of sleep disorders. 

  • We are advocates for healthy sleep – The Foundation delivers a strong consistent sleep health message to the community and its leaders through its media, social media and website resources and direct dialogue.

  • We are raising awareness of sleep problems – Our work has attracted widespread attention in print and broadcast media. Our web-site is a popular resource. Our social media presence is growing. Our work with political leaders has resulted in a successful senate motion to pursue sleep problems further at national level.

  • We are educating the community about sleep health – Our popular information sheets about sleep and its problems are freely available through our acclaimed website and social media outlets. Co-branding and website links can help your organisation build an association with good sleep health.

  • We are building partnerships with organisations to promote sleep health – We are fostering the common ground between community, professional and business interests that relates to identifying and dealing with sleep problems. A cohesive approach is the result.  Current partners include patient groups (such as Sleep Disorders Australia), professional organisations (such as the Australasian Sleep Association), businesses (through our corporate partner program) and research bodies (such as the Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness, Safety and Productivity).

  • We encourage and endorse best practice standards – Foundation recognition helps ensure partners are recognized and rewarded for the quality of their products.  The Code of Practice for Suppliers of Sleep Therapies is endorsed by sleep professionals as a reference point for their patients.

  • We support research and development – through our research funding programs.


Our strategic priorities

  • Advocacy
  • Health Promotion
  • Community Education
  • Working in partnership with other health organisations
  • Assuring sleep therapy best practice
  • Research partnership programs


Sleep Health Foundation Annual Reports


Policy Documents

Privacy Policy

Confidence in the integrity of the Sleep Health Foundation is vital to its operation and protecting the integrity of the personal information we hold on interested parties is vital.

Copyright Policy

© Sleep Health Foundation
All rights are reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, without the written permission of the publisher, unless otherwise permitted under the Copyright Act 1968.

Advertising Policy

Is subject to review and approval by the SHF. All advertising and inserts submitted must be accurate and adhere to the principles of the SHF terms and conditions. 

Conflict of Interest Policy

It is the policy of the Sleep Health Foundation that officers and employees of the Foundation avoid ethical, legal, financial or other conflicts of interest, and ensure that their activities and interests do not conflict with their obligations to the Foundation or its welfare.

Content and Editorial Policy

This policy has been developed to articulate the Sleep Health Foundation's requirements for and approach to preparation of educational material.

Media Policy

This media policy provides a set of guidelines for all Sleep Health Foundation (SHF) members, staff, board directors and expert spokespersons to adher to when interacting with the media.



The Sleep Health Foundation is governed by a Board, comprising four member appointed directors, two directors appointed by the Board of the Australasian Sleep Association (the peak professional body of Australian and New Zealand sleep clinicians and scientists) and four independent directors appointed by the Board itself.

Sleep Health Foundation Constitition [PDF]]

Funding Statement

The Sleep Health Foundation is a charity that aims to raise public awareness of sleep health issues and to improve public health and safety.  This includes highlighting the consequences of sleeping difficulties and the ways that these may be resolved through greater community understanding of sleep and sleep disorders. The Foundation supports public education with the Resmed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship and promotes and funds sleep-related research and advocacy.

The Sleep Health Foundation is supported by a number of sources, including individual and company donors, memberships and corporate sponsorships.

All of the educational resources produced by The Foundation are developed and/or reviewed by independent experts selected for their knowledge of a particular subject.