Macclesfield: Space4Autism sleep expert stars in TedTalk
By Alex Greensmith
23rd Nov 2022 | Local News
A familiar face from a Macclesfield autism charity has found fame online through a new TedTalk.
Nickie Sutton, who has been a member of the Autism Skills team at Space4Autism for three years, has had a speech published to the global ideas platform TedxTalks.
She offers her opinions and evolutionary reasons and 'hacks' to get better sleep in our challenging digital age.
Nickie is an experienced Sleep Practitioner who helps individuals and families to identify their strengths and develop successful strategies to improve sleep.
She also works nationwide with health, education and charities offering bespoke training programmes for families and professionals.
Speaking independently of the TedTalk, Nickie said: "During the COVID pandemic I helped set up and ran a crisis helpline for Space4Autism, offering support to families and helping signpost them to services if needed."
"The content of the calls ranged from sleep issues to behaviour, self harm, eating disorders, anxiety, domestic abuse and sexual abuse.
"I have extensive safeguarding experience and work seamlessly alongside any multiagency team.
"I am currently leading a series of workshops and training on sleep issues, alongside my private consultancy work and welcome the opportunity to work with health / social care colleagues and schools to embed good practice and knowledge on sleep issues and how they impact on every aspect of daily life and education."
Since the TedTalk, Nickie has been commissioned by East Cheshire NHS to run a successful new sleep service for neurodiverse children and young people.
Macclesfield: You can watch to Nickie's 17 minute video at the top of this article.
Learn more about Nickie by clicking here.
Learn more about Space4Autism clicking here.
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