The Rainbow Group takes place monthly and provides a safe and supportive environment for bereaved children and their families to meet and spend time with others in similar circumstances. This helps them to feel less lonely and isolated. Every situation is different and unique but the families gain comfort knowing that they are not alone in their grief, regardless of how long it has been since their bereavement, or the circumstances. Though the main purpose of the group is to benefit the children who are bereaved of their parent or sibling we have found that parents and carers also benefit greatly from attending.
A variety of activities are organised, some of which are designed to aid the grieving process or to build self esteem and confidence, social skills and overall improve their conditions of life. Though participation is not compulsory, everyone is encouraged to join in with the fun of crafts, sports, playing games or making music, just to name a few. The venue offers various areas including a games room, sports hall, young persons only area, as well as a communal area. Food and refreshments are also provided during the sessions.
Next Rainbow Group is the 21st May
OUR CHARITABLE AIMS
We became a fully registered charity in September 2012. Our registration number is 1149011.
children and young people and their families who have been bereaved through the loss of a significant loved one such as a parent or sibling.
Access to support and advice
Recreational and leisure activities to children and young people in order to improve their conditions of life and to reduce the isolation felt during bereavement, by facilitating contact with other children and young people.
Public awareness of the need for support and guidance and providing access to information about coping with bereavement.