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Rainbows Bereavement Support GB

CCS (Westminster) has recently appointed a Rainbows Registered Director for the Archdiocese of Westminster.

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB, a well respected national charity, exists to offer support to children and young people who have experienced a significant loss in their lives. Help is provided through peer support groups, facilitated by trained adults, following a structured 12-14 week programme with age appropriate materials. These groups provide an emotionally safe environment in which the participants can articulate and explore their feelings regarding their loss.

Our Rainbows Director will both encourage schools to get involved and deliver training which allows schools to run their own Rainbows’ programme. Until recently the Director was a lay chaplain in a Catholic secondary school, and knows first hand what a difference Rainbows can make to a child who has experienced significant loss in their lives.

A further resource offered through the partnership between CCS and Rainbows Bereavement Support GB is advice, training and template documents on the policy and procedures required for when somebody dies in a school community.

Founded in 1992, Rainbows Bereavement Support GB now operates in over 750 schools in England and Wales, both primary and secondary, and is currently available to over 72,500 children and young people.

For further information about how Rainbows programme might help your school either though the program or the resource, ‘When Somebody Dies’, please  contact us using the detail below:

email at:

Telephone:  0208 883 7826

Further information about Rainbows can be found here