Sibling support

Siblings support

Having a brother or sister with a terminal condition can often be lonely, and having fun can seem difficult or almost impossible at times. The wellbeing of siblings is especially important to the family unit and it’s vital they have the chance to express and deal with feelings of fear, loneliness, anger or confusion that could harm future health or development. Spending time with other children in similar situations, understanding more about their brother or sister’s condition, taking part in group activities or individual therapy sessions, and most importantly having fun, can make life a positive experience again and aid their understanding of what’s happening.