For Children & Young People – Rainbows Ireland Group Based

The Rainbows Ireland service is an inclusive service, supporting children and young people experiencing grief and loss resulting from bereavement/parental separation/parental relationship breakdown /divorce. Attending the programme provides children with an opportunity to meet with other children of a similar age and loss experience.

  • Support a child to engage with their own individual grief– to identify, name, understand, express and share their feelings.
  • Provide a safe setting to tell and retell feelings and thoughts with trained listeners.
  • Support children to have a shared experience and identification with others’ feelings… “I’m not the only one”
  • Acknowledge a child’s grief and loss.
  • Support a child’s self-esteem, trust, confidence and resilience.
  • Support emotional growth and a pathway to positive mental health.
  • Provide a model of coping and support.
  • Analyse or diagnose emotional or behavioural problems.
  • Give advice or attempt to solve problems.
  • Give opinions, pass comment, make judgements, take sides or criticise.
  • Give reports, take notes, give feedback or evidence.

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Course Calendar

  • Courses are ongoing from January 2023 to June 2023.
  • Each programme is 9 weeks in duration.
  • There will be a number of children’s programmes running in Ozanam House every week.
  • We also run programmes in schools and other locations.

Please contact the Project Coordinator to book your child in for the next group or to discuss running a 9 week programme in your centre.

Contact the Project Coordinator to express an interest in attending with your child or to find out more about how the Pillar Project can support you, your child and the other parent.

Project Coordinator: Roisin Sarsfield

Telephone: 089 9407519