Rainbows is a national service providing group support for children experiencing significant change following bereavement,parental separation and divorce. Scoil Áine Naofa is a registered Rainbows programme centre.

Rainbows is a nine week programme. Separate groups are formed for bereavement and separation/divorce. A minimum of four to maximum eight children are in each group, supported by two facilitators per group. Facilitators are trained volunteers. Expression of Interest forms are distributed in early October each year and the 9 week programme starts after Christmas.It takes place after school hours and is a free service. Each session lasts one hour.

Rainbows can help by giving children an opportunity to explore and talk about their shared experiences of loss following bereavement, parental separation or divorce. Group members have said “I’m not the only one”, “We are not the only family”, “I can talk about Grandad now”. Parents have reported their child to be more at ease, less anxious/worried, better able to talk to their parents, following completion of the programme.

More information can be found at www.rainbowsireland.ie or contact Scoil Áine Rainbows coordinators, Elaine Brett and Sandra Zauers at rainbows@scaine.ie


Scoil Áine Naofa,
Co Dublin,

01 628 1972

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