What is Rainbows?
Rainbows is a peer-support programme to assist children who are grieving a death or separation in their family. It provides a safe setting in which children can share their feelings, emotions and struggles with others who have similar experiences. They are supported in this process by a trained facilitator.
Rainbows uses materials such as journals, story books, games and activities which forms a structured programme to lead the children gently through the grieving process.
Funding was provided to support over 200 Rainbows groups in 2013. The vast majority of these operated in primary and secondary schools around Ireland, but also in parishes and Family Resource Centres.
For more information on Rainbows visit the Rainbows Ireland website, the non-statutory charitable organisation which established and facilitates the Rainbows programme in Ireland.