There are many different roles in the health sector including: primary health practitioners such as GPs, doctors and nurses, and allied health workers such as psychologists, counsellors.

You may have contact with siblings in one of two ways:

  • If they engage with you to support their own health
  • As siblings to a person with disability, chronic illness or mental illness that you may be supporting. 

In either situation, by understanding what the impacts are of being a sibling, you can have a significant impact on their health and wellbeing and increase their capacity to contribute to a good life for them and their brother or sister with a disability.

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