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You are not alone as a sibling

Small doses of self-care do add up

Coping with the pandemic

Advice from the Mental Health Foundation:

  • Advice on facing a winter during the pandemic
  • Loneliness is a very common problem, both for siblings and for adults in the UK generally at the moment. Read more here
  • It can be difficult to cope with so many changes for such a long period of time. If you’re struggling with this, you’re not alone. Read more here

Mental health support

  • Book a GP appointment and talk about how you are feeling. You deserve to get the support you need
  • Thinking about finding a counsellor? Read our advice here
  • For more on mental health, including advice on improving your sleep, dealing with stress and anxiety, boosting your mood and feeling more in control visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website

I need urgent help

You are not alone – reach out for support:

  • To talk about anything that is troubling you, call Samaritans on 116 123 any time of day or night or email jo@samaritans.org
  • Prefer to text? Use the ‘Give us a shout’ text service. Text ‘Shout’ to 85258 to talk about your feelings, at any time of day or night
  • CALM (for men). Phone line 0800 58 58 58, open 5pm – midnight. Webchat service here

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