improving sleep quality

Sleep struggles can cause lasting effects on your mental health. Our expert guidance can help you improve your understanding.

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Sleep is absolutely essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. When we get enough sleep, we wake feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day's challenges. When we don't get enough, our alertness, mood and general productivity suffer. Regular, good-quality sleep can have a positive impact on our overall mental wellbeing.   

If you find your self lacking energy, not being able to get out of bed in the morning and generally struggling with your day, you might not be getting the amount of sleep that’s right for you. If this is the case for you, we're here to support you with clinically proven solutions to the most common sleep problems. 

Here, our partners at Sleepstation share their expert guidance to improve your understanding of sleep and the impact it can have on our mental health.

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how does sleep improve our mental health?

Better sleep - like better mental health - is a basic right and sleep and mental health are strongly linked. Here we explore how you can boost your mood with better sleep.

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the importance of daylight for good sleep

Why is light important for our body clock? In this post we take a look at why vitamin D can have a beneficial impact on our sleep.

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the effects of alcohol on your sleep

Does alcohol really 'help' us sleep? Find out why a few drinks before bed might be having the opposite effect.

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is rest as good as sleep?

But is taking a quick rest - closing your eyes, putting your feet up and clearing your mind for a couple of minutes - as beneficial as getting some sleep?

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how caba can help | caba

We have partnered with Sleepstation to provide you and your close family with access to expert advice and the guidance to help improve your sleep.

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Who is eligible for support?

We support past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), ACA students, ICAEW staff members, and the family and carers of members and students. 

  1. No matter where your career takes you, past and present members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England Wales (ICAEW) are eligible for caba’s services for life, even if you change your career and leave accountancy 
  2. ACA students (ICAEW Provisional Members) who are either an active student or have been an active student within the last three years are eligible for caba's services 
  3. Past and present staff members of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's services for life, even if you leave either organisation. Please note, for former employees, our financial support is only available to those who have had five years continuous employment with either organisation 
  4. Family members and carers of either an eligible past or present ICAEW member, ACA student or past or present employee of the ICAEW or caba are eligible for caba's support. We define a family member as a: 
    1. spouse, civil partner or cohabiting partner 
    2. widow, widower or surviving civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    3. divorced spouse or civil partner who has not remarried or cohabiting with a partner 
    4. child aged up to 25. Please note, children aged between 16 and 25 are not eligible for individual financial support 
    5. any other person who is dependent on the eligible individual supporting them financially or are reliant on the eligible individual’s care 
    6. any other person on whom the eligible individual is reliant, either financially or for care 

You can find out more about our available support both in the UK and around the world on our support we offer  page. 

Are your services means-tested?

If you need financial support, we carry out a means test where we consider income, expenditure, capital and assets.  

*Please note none of our other services are means-tested. 

I’m an accountant, but not a member of ICAEW, can you still help?

Unfortunately not. We only support past and present ICAEW members, their carers and their families. If we are unable to support you, where possible we will point you to help elsewhere.

caba has supported me in the past; can I receive support from caba again?

We understand that circumstances change. If we’ve helped you in the past there’s no reason why we can’t help you again. You can contact us at any time. Please call us if you need our help.

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