Better Sleep and Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers

A proposal to prevent burnout and shift worker fatigue

As Australia’s leading sleep health advocacy organisation, we are continuing to develop a coordinated strategy to bring about a meaningful and sustainable change in of sleep health in the community. In collaboration with the Australasian Sleep

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Better Sleep Health for Essential Workers

Pre-budget submission 2022-23

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance and value of Australia’s essential workers to the wellbeing of the nation and its economy. Many of these essential workers are employed in shift work. This submission outlines a comprehensive program designed to

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Submission to Draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy

Obesity is a complex condition affecting our whole community. A range of social, environmental, and economic factors contribute to obesity and impact a person’s ability to maintain a healthy weight. If the current trend continues, more than 18 million Australians (two-thirds of our projected

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Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health


The Sleep Health Foundation appeared before the inquiry and as well made a submission to the inquiry in early January 2020 based on the strong evidence base that ongoing inadequate sleep and untreated sleep disorders is very likely to

  • increase the risk of subsequent mental illness
  • exacerbate

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Submission on the Draft National Preventive Health Strategy 2021-2030

The Australian Government Department of Health recently released a draft national preventive health strategy which aims to achieve a healthier Australia by 2030 by preventive health action. It called for public comment and as sleep was a major omission as a focus area the Sleep Health Foundation

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Transforming the Sleep Health of Australians 2020

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The Sleep Health Foundation and The Australasian Sleep Association are working together to promote awareness and behaviour change for all Australians and empowering & educating primary care providers. The need to promote awareness around the importance of sleep has become increasingly apparent

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Pre-budget submission - December 2019

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This joint Sleep Health Foundation/Australasian Sleep Association two-part proposal asks for $28.9M support, staged over 5 years (year 1 = $5.8M) to deliver a world first comprehensive sleep health strategy as an integral component of a broader preventative health plan.

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NHMRC Targeted Call for Research

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Sleep Health Foundation submitted a proposal to the National Health and Medical and Research Council Targeted Call for Research to address a significant research knowledge gap and unmet need in Sleep Health.

Proposed Research Question

Can we improve young people’s sleep and health by

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National Preventative Health Strategy Workshops

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We were invited to attend the National Preventive Health Strategy Workshops held early November 2019 in Melbourne. The discussions were stimulating and informative and we look forward to seeing the Strategy Draft next year.

We noted that consultation workshops had been held on various topics

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Aged Care Royal Commission

Aged Care submission

The Sleep Health Foundation and the Australasian Sleep Association have worked together to identify three of the most pressing issues regarding the Quality and Safety of Aged Care and Sleep. The three issues being:

  • Lighting to improve cognition, mood, sleep and health in aged care

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Call for Individual submissions re Productivity Commission Draft Report into Mental Health in Australia

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The Productivity Commission’s draft report on Mental Health has recently been released and they are now calling for submissions seeking further information and feedback regarding it, preparatory to its finalization.  Details about the report and making submissions is to be found at

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Transforming the Sleep Health of Australians

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A submission to the Federal Government for funding a Joint Initiative by The Sleep Health Foundation and The Australasian Sleep Association November 2019 to promote awareness and behaviour change for all Australians empowering & educating primary care providers. The need to promote awareness

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