Rainbows is a structured programme for children aged 4-10, who are experiencing loss of any kind such as:
Rainbows is a structured programme to help children talk through their feelings with other children who are experiencing loss in their family. The Rainbows programme helps by providing a safe setting with adult facilitators and materials, journals, storybooks, games and creative activities to help lead them gently through the grieving process.
The children learn to develop trust, express their feelings, be heard and valued and work together as part of a group.
We are running two sites of the Rainbows programme from January 2018.
Jubilee Children’s Centre @ Beech Hill School, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Halifax, HX1 5TN
This site will cover age ranges from 5-11 years and the children will be split into 3 groups 5-6yrs 7 8 & 9yrs and 10-11yrs.
The term will start on Tuesday 23 January and run until Tuesday 20 March with a half term break on Tuesday 20 February. The children are welcome to arrive from 3.15pm and the groups close at 4.30pm.
Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Road, HX2 9LL This site will be starting on Thursday 25 January and run until Thursday 22 March with a half term break on Thursday 22 February. Again we will have 3 groups of children with ages ranging from 5-11 years and split into the age groups as above.
Some of the themes we follow in the Rainbows programme are:
You can find more about the Rainbows Bereavement Support GB programme here. http://www.rainbowsgb.org/about-us