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Spotlight on sibling issues

Siblings and Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 It’s Mental Health Awareness Week from May 10 – May 16 2021 and the theme is Nature.   Nature can really help your mental health and there are lots of easy things you can do to bring nature into your every day life. Why don’t you Try to notice … Read more

National Siblings Day April 10th 2021 This month we’re celebrating amazing siblings on National Siblings Day April 10th 2021! We want to do a shout out to all of you with brothers and sisters who have a disability, illness or health condition. Why not have a look at what BBC Newsround said about National Siblings … Read more

Siblings and Talking About Disability Siblings often have lots of questions about their brother or sister who has a disability, illness or health condition. This might be if there is a new diagnosis or if their brother or sister has had the condition for a long time. They want to know what’s going on, how … Read more

Siblings and Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 It’s Children’s Mental Health Week from Feb 1 – Feb 7 2021 and the theme is Express Yourself. Expressing yourself is about sharing your feelings, thoughts, or ideas through being creative. This could be through drawing, music, writing, dance, drama or photography. We know from siblings that It’s really … Read more

Siblings and Christmas Christmas is just around the corner and things might look a bit different this year. This might be because You can’t visit your brother or sister if they live in a residential or care setting because of Covid restrictions You can’t travel to see family who live a bit further away You … Read more

Siblings and living in a different house Siblings sometimes can’t live in the same house as their brother or sister who has a disability, illness or health condition. This might be because their brother or sister lives at a residential school or college with a different parent with a health condition which means that they … Read more

Siblings and sleep Here at YoungSibs, we are working with The Sleep Charity this Sleeptember as we know that being able to sleep well makes you feel more able to cope with things at home and at school.  However, siblings tell us that sometimes they don’t sleep well because they share a room with their … Read more

Siblings will be starting to go back to school soon and although it will be good to catch up with friends, things might feel a bit different too. This might be because you have not been to school for some time and are worried about getting back into a school routine you have enjoyed being … Read more

We are reviewing how we keep in touch with siblings and help them to feel that they are not alone.  As part of this review we have decided to remove our YoungSibs chat forum and find different ways of communicating with siblings. We would love siblings to help us with this by responding to the … Read more

Lots of siblings are starting to go back to school this week and although it’s good to catch up with friends, things are going to feel a bit different too. This might be because you’re worried because your family are high risk your school and classrooms look and feel very different the staff and teachers … Read more