“Insomnia Disorder is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed (DSM-5). Research indicates bidirectional links between Insomnia Disorder and mental health: anxiety, depression, low levels of resilience, emotional dysregulation, hyperarousal, substance abuse in adolescents, quality of life, non-fatal self-harm, suicidal ideation, and suicide. Work needs to be done in schools and at home to prevent insomnia from taking hold and thus improve resilience and mental health, and as a result improve learning outcomes. The speaker will look at findings of international research and offer ways forward to help identify and manage this issue.”
First published December 2021
Dr Lindsay Peer CBE, Director C.Psychol C.Sci. AFBPsS FRSA FIARLD AMBDADr Educational Psychologist, Speaker, Author, Expert Witness, Expert in special needs and mainstream education. In 2002 she was appointed CBE for services to Education and Dyslexia. In 2011 she was awarded the Outstanding Lifetime Academic Achievement Award by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). In 2017, she received a Science Council Chartered Scientist CPD Award Commendation. She is Patron of GroOops, a charity dedicated to creating an emotionally healthy dyslexia aware world. Lectured extensively as keynote speaker in international arena since the 1980s and further advises governments, trades unions, policy makers, lawyers, schools, psychologists and parents. Associate Fellow and Chartered Scientist of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of both International Academy of Research in Learning Disabilities and Royal Society of Arts. Registered to practice with the Health Professions Council. Member of Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice.