Infant Sleep Webinars

The Durham Infancy & Sleep Centre research team offer two new webinar packages, providing training on the topics of Normal Infant Sleep, and Infant Sleep Safety. The training is aimed at health-care professionals whose roles put them in contact with parents, families and parents-to-be, although it will also be of use and interest to peer supporters, volunteers, and independent practitioners such as doulas, independent midwives, and breastfeeding supporters.

We currently offer two packages:

  • Normal Infant Sleep,
  • SIDS and Sleep Safety,

Each package begins with an introductory talk introducing the providers (DISC & BASIS) and the structure of the webcasts (20-30 mins), followed by 3 topical modules (approx. 1 hour each) and culminating with a 90-minute online discussion (5 hours in total).

Overview of package content:
Normal Infant SleepSIDS and Sleep Safety
Introduction to DISC, BASIS and the BASIS webinars
1. Infant Sleep Ecology1. Infant Sleep Ecology
2. Infant Sleep Development2. Safe Sleep & SIDS Research
3. Supporting parents with infant sleep disruption3. Communication with parents about Sleep Safety
Interactive webinar session with the BASIS team (scheduled, 90 mins)

Individuals wish to take part should sign up for a fixed-date interactive session via the Durham University booking site at least 2 weeks prior to the live session. Registered participants will receive links to the recorded webinars 2 weeks prior to their live discussion session to view at their leisure. Participants will be sent a link for their online discussion session with others in their cohort where members of the BASIS team will lead discussion and answer questions regarding the content of the webcasts or related issues. Upon completion of an entire package (webcasts and online discussion) access to the webcast material will end and a completion certificate will be provided.

Upcoming dates:

1. Normal Infant Sleep Current availability (choose one):

  • 1st to 15th October 2020 - online discussion group 10:00-11:30, 15th October - Fully Booked.
  • 22nd October to 5th November 2020 - online discussion group 14:00-15.30, 5th November

    2. Sleep Safety & SIDS: Current availability (choose one):

  • 2nd to 16th October 2020 - online discussion group 10:00-11:30, 16th October.
  • 21st October to 4th November 2020 - online discussion group 14:00-15.30, 4th November.

    ***More dates will be added***

    To book click here

    Webinar Pricing (Individuals)
    • Single package £50
    • Both packages booked at the same time (as the Intro and Infant Sleep Ecology modules are foundational to both packages) £70
    • We have received funding for NHS Scotland staff to access these online sessions for free until June 2021. Please sign up using your NHS Scotland email address and you will not be billed.*
    Please note that training packages are subject to a minimum number of participants, therefore we reserve the right to offer alternative dates or cancel and refund the booking. Changes to bookings will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and cannot be made within 4 weeks of the online discussion date. *Only one free place per package is available to NHS Scotland staff and any subsequent bookings will be chargeable.
    Webinar Pricing (Groups)
    • Groups of up to 20 £1000 per package
    • Groups of 21-40 £1750 per package
    • Groups of 41-80 £2500 per package
    • Free for groups of NHS staff in Scotland to June 2021
    If you wish to book a training package for a group of 20 or more staff please email us at