Talking Therapy Skills: Sleep, Anxiety and Depression

Talking Therapy Skills: Sleep, Anxiety and Depression
Early Bird: £159+VAT 5 CPD hours
Online Course
Mon 30 Sep 2024 09:30-15:30

Refine your approaches to complex depression and its connection to sleep

Come together with PWPs from across the country to delve into the practical approaches for treating depression and develop a greater understanding of the connection with sleep. Book your place onto this insightful online workshop and develop new tactics to help mitigate the symptoms of depression, integrate sleep work into other interventions and build a clear strategy to support clients with sleeping problems.

How to improve therapeutic outcomes and service performance

Benefit from engaging presentations, thought provoking discussions and expertly guided case studies. Develop your confidence in delivering effective interventions and focus on:

  • Developing your approaches towards sleep interventions to improve client outcomes
  • Initiating conversations with clients regarding sleep patterns in connection to depression
  • Differentiating between clinical insomnia and sleep problems
  • Building your understanding of depression interventions: taking a back-to-basics approach
  • Implementing new strategies to integrate sleep work with other interventions

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online course remotely

Update your education and improve your talking therapy skills:  

  • Receive invaluable guidance on anxiety and how it can affect your patient’s sleep
  • Develop your understanding of anxiety and the impact on patient wellbeing
  • Network with fellow NHS professionals to share your challenges and solutions
  • Leave the day confident in your ability to support patients with sleep, anxiety and depression

Join, tech support and opportunity to network in your meeting room
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Dr Richard Stott, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London
Understanding the connection between anxiety, depression and sleep
  • A few brief definitions
  • Recognising and differentiating between clinical insomnia and sleep problems with clients
  • When is sleep relevant in a mental health setting?
What does the research say about sleep and mental health?
  • Some key research findings in the area
  • Clinical guidelines
  • What are we doing already?
Interactive breakout session: Considering new approaches with case study examples
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Feedback from interactive discussion: Considering new approaches with case study examples
Understanding the connection between sleep and mental health
  • Function and stages of sleep, and sleep-wake regulation
  • Understanding and screening for different sleep disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), SCT and SRT
Session led by: Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Course Tutor in Sleep Medicine, University of Oxford
Questions and answers with Dr Dimitri Gavriloff and Dr Richard Stott
Lunch break
Considering a cognitive perspective
  • What is a cognitive perspective?
  • How does a cognitive perspective help us understand sleep and mental health?
Bringing it to life: Working through case examples
  • A case of GAD
  • A case of Depression
  • A case of PTSD
Improving therapeutic approaches to working with clients with sleep problems
  • How best to integrate our knowledge and approaches
  • How to know what to prioritize and where to start
  • Initiating conversations with clients to discuss sleep problems
Screen break
Bringing it all together and consolidating your learning
  • Integration of ideas from today
  • What will you be thinking of/doing differently after today?
  • What more are you interested to learn about/pursue?
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Share in first-hand experience

Both leaders will bring their experience and insight to this dedicated training day, using engaging language and excellent examples of terminology which you can take into your appointments with patients. Previously described as ‘approachable, passionate and knowledgeable’, your speakers are:

Richard Stott

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
King's College London

Dr Dimitri Gavriloff

Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Course Tutor in Sleep Medicine
University of Oxford

Expected attendees

This course has been designed to meet the needs of all experience levels of practitioners, from those in training right up to those in senior leadership. Book your place to benefit from tangible support for effectively approaching sleep anxiety and depression. Including but not limited to:

  • Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Senior PWP and PWP Team Leads

Past attendee feedback

Previously held online in 2022 and 2023, Talking Therapy Skills: Sleep Anxiety and Depression attracted an audience of PWPs who found the day engaging, relevant and helpful – with one attendee describing the day as ‘a brilliantly informative session’. But don’t take our word for it – here are some of the comments shared by attendees:

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Very smoothly ran and informative training
- Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Steps2change
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Very enjoyable day and felt included and relaxed. Learnt some useful things which I will take to the clinical setting
- Talking Matters Northumberland
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The session felt friendly and inclusive, there was a lot of information delivered in the time available. Thank you!
- Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust – Talking Space Plus

Pricing structure

  • £159 + VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 26th July 2024
  • £259+ VAT for one NHS or Public Sector place after Friday 26th July 2024
  • Group Discount - 4 places for the price of 3 after Friday 26th July 2024

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please contact Sarah Kemm for further details


You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  •  Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  •  Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  •  Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team

How this online forum will work

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online training taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the course.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available. If you would like to attend a zoom practice session before the event takes place, please let us know by emailing You will have the opportunity to meet an SBK Healthcare staff member who will ensure you are able to access zoom, that your camera and microphone work and you are fully set-up for the day. This is optional but if you do wish to attend, please use the same device that you plan to use on the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the course by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

Certificate of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

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Why sponsor a Talking Therapies National Networking Forum?

Our role at SBK Healthcare is to bring industry together with healthcare professionals so that you can educate and inform your audience. These trail-blazing Talking Therapy forums offering dedicated presentations, Q&A, networking and discussion time, each sponsor will be fully immersed into the event and able to effectively engage with your NHS audience.

Interested in your own event, managed by us?

SBK Healthcare also provides in-house forums. Working closely with you as the client we can research, produce, market and deliver the conference or online forum that best suits the audience and meets your goals.

Reach out today

If you would like more information on our sponsorship options an in-house forum or if you wish to discuss your needs and what solutions may be appropriate for your business, please contact:

Sarah Kemm

Contact: 01732 897788