Australia’s first-ever sleep health program for First Nations Peoples.

Let’s Yarn About Sleep is rooted in community ownership and leadership, and focused on First Nations’ health improvement through the agency of First Nations peoples. Between 2020 and 2023, the team consulted with more than 300 stakeholders from First Nations communities, industry partners, and policymakers which underpinned all aspects of the development and delivery of LYAS programs into communities as well as the creation of training and employment pathways for Indigenous people, especially young women, to become sleep coaches or contribute to improving the sleep health of First Nations peoples. Through investing in capacity building of First Nations people in the community, the team have created local role models to encourage young people to become change-makers in the community.

Starting as a small pilot project in remote Queensland, Let’s Yarn About Sleep has grown into a globally recognised program renown for its leadership, innovation and collaborative approach to transforming the way the sleep health needs of First Nations peoples are assessed and addressed.