Rainbows is an international, not-for-profit organisation, that provides a healthy path towards healing for those grieving a significant loss or life-altering crisis. The core of the program is centred on trust, acceptance and sharing. Through a culture of openness, Rainbows programs enable those who hurt to better understand their feelings and to begin to move towards resolving their grief.

Target group:

There are a series of individual Rainbows programs which are applicable to children who have experienced a life altering loss or crisis such as death, divorce, separation, adoption, living in a foster family, where a family member has been deployed or a catastrophic community crisis. Specifically, these programs include:

  • Sunbeams for pre-school aged children (3-5 years)
  • Rainbows for primary school aged children (5-12 years)
  • Prism for single parents and step parents
  • Silver Linings a community crisis response program for children of all ages

There are also Rainbows programs designed specifically for adolescents and adults who have experienced a significant loss.

Padbury Catholic Primary School runs programs for Sunbeams and Rainbows

The program is run by trained staff members.