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7
Apr 2017

Siblings spend special time together

Last Thursday we had our first Sibling Day of the year and it was almost too much fun, there was a lot of colour, a lot of laughter and a lot of positivity. Thanks to the Family Support Team, other staff and volunteers, the days are always a success.

17 children living with an unwell sister or brother, met at Very Special Kids and spent the day together, engaging in activities that are designed to enhance self-esteem, encourage peer support and reduce any sense of isolation.

Arts and crafts were definitely at the centre of the day, and when the children were asked to present their pieces to the group and explain what they were about, they were nothing but proud and happy to share.

Whilst they certainly enjoyed all of the creative aspects of the day, the highlights were definitely the relay run on our front lawn and then the parachute game too. The games showed the relationships formed and how well everyone was working together.

Sibling days are a great way for the children to meet other siblings in a caring and safe environment, and have company from others who might be experiencing similar emotions.

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.

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Categories: Family News, Hospice News, Very Special Kids News
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