Impact of sleep-wake patterns on the mental wellbeing of our community, in particular young people

Flinders Uni Team announced as Grant Winners

The SHF is pleased to announce that the successful applicant for the grant to complete a literature review for VicHealth is the research team from Flinders University consisting of Associate Professor Michael Gradisar, Dr Kate Bartel and Ms Cele Richardson. The review is entitled Impact of sleep-wake patterns on the mental wellbeing of our community, in particular young people.

Thank you to the researchers who submitted an Expression of Interest for the above grant. We were pleased to receive five EOIs and the selection committee was impressed with all applications. The selection process was undertaken by a small panel of SHF Board or Committee members and care was taken to avoid individuals rating EOIs where there may have been a real or perceived conflict of interest.

This project will build new knowledge about Victorians/Australians’ sleep-wake patterns and their impacts on mental wellbeing, with a specific focus on young people. The consultant researcher(s) will provide:

• Evidence on population level sleep patterns and their impacts on mental wellbeing across age groups and stages (with a focus on 12-25 year olds)
• A summary of possible evidence-based behavioural insights and solutions to these issues.

The final report will be due on 22/12/17. We wish them well with their research and look forward to seeing the results.

VicHealth provided funds to the Sleep Health Foundation to manage the successful completion of a ‘rapid review’.