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What we do.

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB offers high quality training in bereavement and loss, and supports communities in reviewing or developing their own bereavement policy and procedures. 

Through locally based Registered Directors, the charity offers training in the use of Rainbows age related peer support programmes which help foster emotional healing among children, young people and adults.

On-going support is provided to affirm and advise the trained facilitators and co-ordinators that run the programmes.

High quality training for all members of staff and further training for facilitators and co-ordinators to suit the specific needs of your school are delivered at your site. 

Click on image below to view a short leaflet summarising our work :

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB programmes:

  • SunBeams: Foundation Stages and lower Key Stage One
  • Rainbows: Year 2 and Key Stage Two
  • Spectrum: Key Stage Three, Four and Five

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB also offers:

  • “When Somebody Dies” A Practical Resource to support schools review their Policy and Procedures.
  •  Silver Linings – For Community Crisis Response for ages 5 – 18
  • SunRise – For Children and Adults with additional learning needs

For further information please go to our Contact Us Page Link


‘100% of headteachers agreed that the Rainbows programme is a valuable resource for supporting vulnerable children in school.’

“Rainbows has proved a cost effective means of supporting vulnerable children and young people within our school. It has developed the professional skills of staff and has fostered positive relationships between home and school.” (Headteacher, Community High School)

‘96% of parents and carers would recommend the programme to others.’

“The Rainbows programme has made a huge difference to our family life. We found that our son was more able to cope with his grief and loss.” (Parent)

‘79% of children agreed that they felt more confident and less worried about their problems after attending a Rainbows Programme.’

“Rainbows helped me to manage my feelings more and gave me an understanding of why I’m feeling this way.” (Bradley, Year 8)

(Research findings from ‘An Evaluation of the Direct Impact of the Rainbows Programmes in Supporting Children and Young People within South Yorkshire’ 2011)

A copy of the Research Summary can be downloaded  HERE

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