Do you have a patient, colleague or friend who could become a 'champion' for sleep disorders and sleep issues? The person we are looking for should be well known in Australia and have a media profile. The Sleep Health Foundation is interested in working with such a person to help promote awareness in the community about sleep. It may, for example, be someone who is being successfully treated for sleep apnoea and is a sportsperson, actor or public identity.
If you know of someone who may be suitable please confidentially email SHF on firstname.lastname@example.org for initial approval to approach the person to determine their interest and availability.
Profile of the Sleep Champion sought by Sleep Health Foundation
The ideal person for this role will have some media experience and be able to talk knowledgeably about sleep disorders and be positive about any treatments eg CPAP. Alternatively they would have to be willing to undergo some media training, at the expense of the SHF.
Checklist for the ideal person
- Public profile
- Able to devote time to interviews and appearances
- Excellent communication skills/ presentation
- Willing to champion the SHF
- Passionate about sleep and whatever their problem has been so that comes through in interviews
Ideally this person will have an engaging personality and the ability to communicate at all levels, including government, industry and the community.