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.
Since 2015 over four thousand children have accessed the programme through groups operated in schools, parishes and Family Resource Centres around Ireland.
For more information on Rainbows visit the Rainbows Ireland website, the non-statutory charitable organisation which established and facilitates the Rainbows programme in Ireland.
For information about childhood bereavement and how to support a bereaved child, please visit www.childhoodbereavement.ie