Family Services

Sibling Support

Sibling Day - Very Special Kids

Very Special Kids provides a Sibling Support Program for children living with a brother or sister who is unwell or who has died.

When a child has a life-threatening condition, we often forget about the stress this can place on the whole family, let alone their siblings who often don’t fully understand their brother’s or sister’s illness. For them, it can often be a time of great confusion, resentfulness and loneliness.

Our Sibling Support Program provides activities where siblings have the opportunity to meet other siblings in a caring and safe environment. A therapeutic framework allows children to not only explore their emotions, but also enhance self-esteem, encourage peer support and reduce the sense of isolation.

All programs are based on a variety of themes and involve a therapeutic activity designed to create a sense of connection with other siblings.
• Sibling Days
• Bereaved Sibling Days
• Bereaved Sibling Weekend
• Adolescent Days
• Adolescent Weekend

To find out more information about the services we offer to families, please call the Duty Worker on (03) 9804 6222 or download the Sibling Support Program fact sheet.