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Rainbows is a national children’s voluntary service with an average of 6,000 children and young people coming into the service every year throughout Ireland.

Rainbows supports children and young people in groups. There are groups for children and young people who have been affected by the death of a close family member and there are groups for children and young people whose family has changed because their parents have separated or divorced.

 Rainbows is a dedicated free service for children and young people

The Rainbows programme supports children and young people affected by loss because of bereavement, separation or divorce. The service is available in local communities throughout Ireland.


What Rainbows offers                                                      

 Helps a child to engage with their own individual grief journey – to identify, name, understand, express and share their feelings

  • Provides a safe setting to tell and retell feelings and thoughts with trained listeners
  • Supports Participants to come to terms with loss and to integrate and adapt to loss in their lives
  • Allows children to have a shared experience and identification with others’ feelings… “I’m not the only one
  • Acknowledges grief and loss – it’s ok to be sad
  • Supports the rebuilding of self-esteem, trust, confidence and resilience
  • Promotes emotional growth and a pathway to positive mental health                                            
  • Provides a model of coping and support for the future life of a child
  • Contributes to family functioning at a time of stress and difficult
  • This is a 12 week group support programme.
  • Next programme to commence on Tuesday, 3rd November, from 4 pm to 5 pm.Telephone number 06252688 
  • For Further information Contact Helen Buckley at Rainbows Site, Knockanrawley Resource Centre,Tipperary Town