The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System’s Staff Wellbeing Hub has confirmed the dates of its next group programme of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for insomnia.

The course, which lasts 4 weeks through 120-minute sessions delivered over Microsoft Teams, will begin Tuesday 10th January and take place weekly between 1:30pm – 3:30pm until 31st January 2023.

To access the service, please contact the Hub via email [email protected] or phone on 0191 223 2030 and they will offer you a conversation.

CBT-I is a non-medical treatment for insomnia that is based upon scientific knowledge about sleep. The aims of the programme are to help participants fall asleep, stay asleep and because of better sleep at night, this can improve daily functioning.

As its name suggests, CBT-I has two main parts: ‘cognitive’ and ‘behavioural’. The cognitive aspect of the programme explores the relationship between thoughts, feelings and expectations about sleep that might be in themselves, barriers to getting a good night’s sleep. The behavioural part supports the changing of behaviours, habits and routines, based upon the science of sleep, that can help improve sleep.