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Spotlight on sibling issues

Siblings and World Mental Health Day 2021 This month’s blog is written by one of our amazing siblings, Oscar, who wanted to share his thoughts on World Mental Health Day 2021. World Mental Health Day is on the 10th of October. It is a day to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world. … 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 enjoyed being away from school in the holidays and found life easier in some ways or you feel that your parent has become … Read more

Siblings and Raksha Bandhan Raksha Bandhan, also called Rakhi or Rakshabandhan, is a day which the Hindu community uses to celebrate the bond between siblings.  “Raksha” means ‘safety’, “bandhan” means ‘bond’ and the festival of Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of the unbreakable bond that exists between siblings, who promise to always be there to … Read more

Siblings and spending time with family Many of you will be beginning your summer break from school at this time of year, some of you may not have been able to spend much time at school recently and others may have been off for weeks! We know from siblings that although it can be good … Read more

Siblings and Camp in the Cloud Does your brother or sister have a long term health condition? Are you interested in arts, crafts and activities? If the answer is yes, then Sibs wants to hear from you! YoungSibs have planned an exciting new Camp in the Cloud as part of our birthday celebrations this year. … Read more

Siblings and Talking About Mental Health It’s Mental Health Awareness Week May 10 – May 16 2021. We know from siblings that It’s really important to do activities that make you feel good as this can help you with your mental health. We have some great ideas for things you can do to help you … Read more

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