Siblings of children with life-limiting conditions grow up in families with challenging dynamics. As part of our ongoing support for the family we run Sibling Support Camps during the traditional school holiday periods. This support is available to siblings of children in our care or for those who have lost a sibling.
Our interdisciplinary team (OT, Physio, Music Therapy, Psychology and Play Therapist) engage with your children to make the days fun and enjoyable for all with trips to local community events such as sailing, theme parks and activity centres. Our hope is to expand our programmes to include teenagers.
Our Sibling Support Camps benefit your family by:
- Giving siblings a chance to meet and build friendships with others in similar situations
- Promoting a sense of self-worth and confidence
- Enabling children to briefly escape their home environment of care and responsibility and get a chance to be just children
- Providing support for brothers and sisters which can result in better family functioning.