Sibling support at Rainbows is a mixture of one to one support and groups.
Our Sibling Support Worker provides support and play therapy (if required) to brothers and sisters who may be bereaved, and those who have a sibling with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition. These sessions are often in their school but can be at home or at the hospice.
The group sessions allow siblings to share experiences, gain information and have the opportunity to speak to others who understand their situation and the problems they face. There is also an opportunity to have some fun!
They go to the sibling group and it is so important for them to know they aren’t alone, that there are other children out there who have poorly brothers or sisters. It is a relief for them to know that it is normal and to make special friends with special connections.