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Spotlight on sibling issues

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

Siblings and keeping in touch This week we’re talking about siblings and keeping in touch. We know that you will have spent a lot of time with your brothers, sisters and family over the last few weeks but we know that siblings are missing school and seeing their friends too. Siblings tell us that they … Read more

Siblings and having fun This week we’re thinking about different ways you can play with your brother or sister, as you will probably be spending a lot of time together at the moment. Siblings tell us that they are usually the experts in what makes their brother or sister laugh! Even though you will still … Read more

Siblings and staying safe This week we’re talking about how to stay safe if your brother or sister is displaying challenging behaviour. Siblings tell us that it can be frightening if their disabled brother or sister has a meltdown or tries to hurt them. It’s important make a plan to stay safe such as going … Read more

Siblings and helping This week we’re talking about how you might have to help to look after your brother or sister more at the moment. This might be because the people who normally help you can’t get to your house, activities are cancelled or your parents are extra busy trying to home-school as well as do … Read more

Siblings and staying at home This month we’re talking about how important it is to look after your mental health when you have to stay at home. We know that you will be spending lots more time with your brothers and sisters than you usually do at the moment. This might be because school has … Read more

Siblings and the future This month we’re talking about siblings and the future. Although thinking about the future can feel exciting, we also know that siblings can find it a bit worrying too. Will my brother or sister miss me if I move away? Will they understand that I will be coming back in the … Read more

Siblings and mental health This month we’re talking about how important it is to look after your mental health. We’ve got ideas on how to ask for help if you are struggling and what you can do to help yourself too. Have a look at our pages on what to do if you feel anxious … Read more

Siblings and sleep If you are aged between 12-18, the Children’s Sleep Charity  and University College London need your help! They want to understand how growing up with a brother or sister who has a disability, illness or condition affects your sleep. They want to know How do you feel about sleep? Do you ever feel lonely? How … Read more