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S.A.F.E sleep and fatigue education

5 Benefits of Getting A Good Sleep

Sleep is essential for good health. In fact, we need sleep to survive just like we need food and water and we spend about one-third of our life sleeping. Why is getting enough sleep important? 1 Sleep can boost your immune system. Scientific evidence is building that sleep has powerful effects on immune functioning. Studies…

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Living with Shiftwork

Our workshop Living With Shiftwork has been running since 1995. It has undergone multiple changes as science has evolved, measurable outcomes are utilised and shiftworkers themselves are taught how to deliver the session. To help bring this to your workplace we now have it available via ZOOM – and groups are kept small to facilitate…

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Sleep Kete for Health Professionals

Fiona has 20+ years of experience helping people manage sleep patterns, fatigue, shiftwork, and work-life balance in many industry sectors including aviation, transport, mining, health, and manufacturing. Her primary background is in occupational therapy where she has helped people with mental health problems, trauma and concussion, manage sleep and fatigue. In 1995 she founded Shiftwork Services in order to combine scientific thinking about sleep and fatigue with practical know-how to create safer workplaces. Achieving fast and inspiring results, Fiona has successfully worked with many companies including MPI, Spark, NZ Blood, Port of Tauranga, Office Max, Fonterra, New Zealand Deference Force, and many others, teaching their staff the formula for a relaxing sleep. Her work with Fonterra won the overall prize for well-being at the 2018 Safeguard awards. Fiona is a member of the Australian Sleep Association and New Zealand Occupational Therapy Association. Her book, Getting a Good Night’s Sleep, has…

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Sleep Kete for Health Professionals

Since being in lockdown I have been asked by a number of health professionals to provide in-service training. Recently I have delivered key information to Active + Rehabilitation Service and The Goodfellow Unit. The feedback has been, that many of you would like a tool kit to add to your kete so you can easily…

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Breathing Exercise to De-Stress   

Breathing Exercise to De-Stress    There are many breathing exercises you can do which can help you to relax and de-stress, but also improve your lung function, particularly if you’ve suffered from a recent respiratory illness. Equally if you play regular sport, improved lung capacity will benefit your exercise tolerance. In short, breathing exercises can benefit everyone…

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