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Sibling Support Service - Barnardo's

Provides support and information to the brothers and sisters (siblings) of disabled children, children with a condition or life limiting illness who live in the Barnsley area.

Why some siblings need support...

The experience of having a brother or sister with a disability can be rewarding and positive. It can also be difficult for siblings who may struggle with:

  • Feeling that parents don’t pay them enough attention and feeling ‘second best’
  • Worrying about their brother or sister’s health
  • Not understanding the disability or condition
  • Coping with difficult and challenging behaviour from their brother or sister
  • Difficulties expressing and managing strong feelings such as guilt, anger and isolation
  • Being bullied or teased
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Difficulties with school work

We work together with children and young people to help them create positive changes to the challenges they face.
The weekly sibling group provides the following;

  • Help to understand they are not on their own.
  • Help them to undertand the disabilty or condition of their sibling.
  • Help them to develop ways to cope with how they feel.
  • Help them to learn new ways of managing difficult feelings better.
  • Make positive relationships.
  • Celebrate the positives within the sibling relationship.
  • HAVE FUN !!

Group sessions are run once a week for 10 weeks.  The group is held on a Monday evening between 4-6pm.

Transport may be provided.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Susan Barnett
Contact Position
Children's Services Manager
Telephone
E-mail
prioryfamilycentre@barnardos.org.uk
Website
www.barnardos.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Barnardo's Priory Family Centre
Address
Priory Campus
Pontefract Road
Lundwood
Barnsley
Postcode
S71 5PN
Last updated on 24/11/2021
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