This months group activity focussed on children drawing and completing a p...
Our groups offer the opportunity for our families to meet others in a similar situation. They are attended by the Family Liaison Officer and Harry's Rainbow volunteers. Resources, books and information are available at all the groups.
This is a semi-structured group where families partake in an activity that is fun and also helps to build up the Rainbow tools they need to help with their mental health and wellbeing and the large emotions they encounter in their grief.
These groups have a quarterly intake to allow families to meet each other in small groups before entering the hall, this is less overwhelming and gives them the chance to talk to others in a similar situation to themselves.
A tea style snack box is provided to all children, alongside tea, coffee, cold drinks and snacks that are available to all.
These run once a month.
This runs alongside the rainbow group. It is a space for children who are aged between 12 and 16 and are in year 8 or above at school to meet others in a similar situation to themselves. No parents or carers attend this group unless their child requests their presence.
The group is guided by a representative from YiS (Youth information Service) who introduces activities and topics of conversation around their life, mental health and wellbeing and bereavement.
A Harry's Rainbow volunteer is also present at these groups.
Rainbow peer meet up
This is a group that provides families with the opportunity to meet other bereaved families in a less structured environment. We provide the hall, tea, coffee, cold drinks and some snacks. Volunteers are on hand to have a chat to.
These groups are for families that just want to meet others in a similar situation to themselves with less structure and more chance for a catch up. These run quarterly.
These ran over the time of lockdown and social distancing measures. These have now finished, but the option is still there if they are requested as an alternative for families who are not comfortable with, or able to get to, groups. If a future lockdown occurs, then these can replace the face to face groups until it is safe to meet up again.
These groups include a creative activity, jokes and games. Harrry's Rainbow volunteers attend alongside the Family Liaison Officer and the Art's and Craft's facilitator.
Throughout the pandemic our groups operated online.
This months online groups was attended by 10 childen and their parents and...
We appreciate how difficult it has been for many with the recent restrictions...
During the autumn we have held 4 online groups in place of face to face Rainbow Groups....
Our first Rainbow group Online session of the academic year was held on Monday 28th September...
On Monday evening (27th July) we held an Online Rainbow Group with a twist. At this time of year...
This months group was attended by 9 beneficiary families and 4 volunteers.The children took part in a Rainbow ...
This week's group was focussed on the power and potential of kindness as part of Mental Health Awareness...
We have launched groups for both families and the youth group, using Zoom. The groups are designed to...