Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. It is the only UK charity representing the needs of over half a million young siblings and over one and a half million adult siblings.
Helping young siblings cope with feelings
It is completely normal for young siblings to have mixed feelings about life with their brother or sister. Our Young Sibs website has lots of information and tips for helping siblings whether they feel happy, sad, guilty or proud. Check out the Your Feelings page here written for young siblings aged 7-17.
It can also be hard for parents to help young siblings cope with their feelings too. Acknowledging siblings’ feelings can go a long way in helping children and young people feel heard. Check out our parent area on our website here for more advice and tips.
National Siblings Day
We are looking forward to celebrating National Siblings Day on Sunday 10th April this year. National Siblings Day is a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on the value of sibling relationships, to highlight what an important role siblings play in the lives of their disabled brothers and sisters and to celebrate siblings in their own right too! We will be using the hashtag #ItsaSiblingThing and asking siblings to share what being a sibling to a disabled brother or sister means to them. Do get your school, workplace or organisation involved too. Check out our webpage here. If you are interested in sharing your story in the media, we would love to hear from you, drop us an email at email@example.com We will announce more detail about activities on the day next month – watch this space.