Rainbows Ireland is a free listening, peer group support service that provides support for children from the age of 7, after they have experienced a parental separation and or bereavement.
When significant change and loss happens in a family, the entire family can be affectected including children. Children generally find it difficult to understand their feelings and often do not have the words to say how they feel.
Rainbows provides group support for children of a similar age and loss experience. Meeting others in a similar situation can be very supportive for children.
Rainbows is not a counselling group or professional therapy.
Callystown NS provides this service to children attending our school. Staff at our school have undertaken the training to become a Rainbows Volunteer Facilitator.
If you would like more information on the rainbows service and its programmmes please visit the ‘Parents’ section of their website www.rainbowsireland.ie
Normally the programme runs for 9 weeks, for an hour each week after school.
If you would like to find out when the programme will be running in our school please ring the school office on 041 9822873 and ask to speak with the rainbows Coordinator.