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You are not alone as a sibling

“It’s reassuring to know there’s other people out there like me.” – adult sibling

Small doses of self-care do add up

“I know that if I don’t look after myself, I can’t be there for my brother.” – adult sibling

Coronavirus and your mental health

Advice from Mind, the mental health charity:

Advice from the Mental Health Foundation:

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
  • Book a free, 20 minute phone call with a qualified counsellor who is volunteering their time to support people during the pandemic. Visit the Help Hub – ‘Help for all, because every worry is valid’
  • 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
  • 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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