Swings & Smiles SIBSupport

Last updated: 27/10/2022

Sessions at the centre are a chance for siblings to get together and have fun, with staff and volunteers on hand to chat and support them with some of the challenges they may face.

Older SIBSupport is for Year 7 and above, the sessions take place on the first Friday of the month from 6-7.30pm and the third Saturday of the month from 1.30 - 3pm. 

Saturday SIBSupport is for children aged 5 years up until they finish primary school. These groups run twice a month from 9.30 - 11am and 11.30 - 1pm. 

SPARK online 

SPARK Online will be running monthly throughout this academic year, with online sessions taking place on the first Thursday of each month from 4-5pm (until August 2023). These sessions will aim to guide, inspire and encourage siblings with a healthy balance of fun (through games and quizzes) and intentional life-related content. Each of the 10 modules throughout the year is based on the ‘10 Keys to Happier Living’ (www.actionforhappiness.org), and each session will include an optional take-away challenge! In August, all of the siblings who have attended the sessions will be invited to attend an annual SIBSupport residential/activity day in August.

SIBSupport Workshops Online 

We are excited to be able to offer our online workshops for siblings. They are open to any siblings from the ages of 7-14 years and are free of charge to attend. These online courses will run for four weeks and will aim to help participants learn more about disability, understand how to identify and manage their emotions, and to give them tools to work through any challenges they may face as a sibling. The workshop will be interactive and engaging, interspersing content with lots of fun and games. Play and having fun is at the heart of everything we do at Swings & Smiles and SIBSupport is no different.

These courses will run every Wednesday during term time, please email sibsupport@swingsandsmiles.co.uk for more information. 

All siblings that attend the SIBSupport sessions will have the opportunity to attend a SIBSSupport workshop, these will be run online or in schools.

All SIBSupport is free to attend.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ben Hulks
Contact Position
Sibling Support Worker

Where to go

A Place to Play
Lower Way
RG19 3RR

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Please see our timetable for dates.

Other Details


Sibling support sessions are free of charge.


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

There is no referral required for SIBSupport however we do ask that all families complete a registration form in order to attend. 

Other notes

Swings & Smiles is a nut free centre. 

Quality checks

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