Welcome to Sibling Link. If you have a brother or sister affected by mental ill health, you will have experienced some distress.

We are Tash and Bex and we are quietly optimistic that the momentum on talking about mental health – we all have mental health – is gathering pace. We are privileged and honoured to be part of that shift and hope to keep it going for as long as it takes for the stigma surrounding mental ill health to completely disappear.

Sibling Link is a peer support group for anyone over 18 with a brother or sister who has struggled with mental illness.   

The meetings are for you. Your sibling may be living with one or more of a number of mental illnesses, they may have an official diagnosis, they may not.  They may still be with us, they may not.  What matters is how their mental ill health is affecting or has impacted your life. 

We meet once a month in Brighton & Hove. Please see our meetings page for information on how to find us. 

We are also an online platform in which we hope you'll find comfort and advice for you and your loved one (not limited to siblings).  There is information on who to contact for your sibling and for advice on how to best help them and you.  There will be a blog page in order for you to share your journey, anonymously or not.

In addition to our monthly peer support meetings we have 'walk and talk' for siblings bereaved by suicide. Whether it is recent or years ago - it can be therapeutic to talk and meet with others who have experienced a bereavement like this. Please see our walk and talk page for information on the next meet up.

Being mates with very ill brothers and chatting over multiple beers about it, meant that we had inadvertently created our very own peer support group. We laughed a lot together, cried buckets (standard) but above all, felt extremely lucky to have had each other to lean on.