My Name is Evelyn Stewart and for and until a few years ago, I worked for the Children's Sleep Disorder Service at The Children's Hospital in Southampton, UK. I have also been working privately with families since 2009. I am a member of the British Sleep Society, The International Paediatric Sleep Association and The World Sleep Society. Before working with the Children's Sleep Disorder Service I had worked both in the NHS and in Education, working with children with additional needs as well as typically developing children. Within the NHS I have worked on the Special Care Baby Unit and the neonatal wards, and have also been part of a Health Visiting Team. I have also worked as a Behavioural Advisor as part of a specialist ADHD service within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. My role at the Children's Hospital was as Senior Paediatric Sleep Practitioner managing a team of Specialist Sleep Practitioners, where I also helped families and taught on the Southampton Sleep Training Course both nationally and internationally. I created a sleep workshop for parents, for which in 2012 we received a national award.
I am passionate about sleep and fully recognise the impact that sleep deprivation has on a family. I enjoy helping families overcome their sleep problems and I am also passionate about teaching parents and professionals, including doctors, psychiatrists, health visitors, teachers, social workers, psychologists, maternity nurses and many others, about the importance of sleep. I am fortunate enough to love what I do and always get pleasure in hearing a parent say "she slept all night for the first time ever", or a professional say "it all makes sense to me now, now I can help the families that I work with".
If your child is between 6 months and 16 years and you would like help with their sleep, or you are professional wanting to book a workshop, a school wanting to book a talk for parents please do get in touch.