Support for siblings – Playgroups
Siblings play an important role in the lives of their brother or sister with additional needs. While there are some wonderful parts to being a sibling, it can come with some unique challenges. Parents are often concerned about their child’s role as a sibling and seek to understand how they can best provide support. Some of the things identified by siblings as being helpful include:
Carers support groups – Peer Support Gathering
Access to social and emotional support from others who have a ‘lived’ experience of raising a child with special needs will help you to become an informed, confident and resilient parent.
EKF operates in Southwest Sydney area. We are aiming to link carers to specific support groups. We will also be working with you to form your local and specific group to connect with other carers in a regular gathering through which they can ask questions, seek advice and recommendations, discuss coping strategies or simply catch up.
Members of the groups can support each other through shared knowledge and experiences, ask specialised or diagnosis-specific questions, provide a sounding board for one another as well as emotional support to better cope with developments and transitions.