COVID-19: Support for primary schools

Rainbows Bereavement Support Programme 

The Catholic Children’s Society can provide online training for school staff so they can run the Rainbows Bereavement Support Programme for pupils who have experienced a bereavement, or other significant loss in their lives.  The training provides staff with a comprehensive understanding of bereavement and loss and gives them the ability to provide structured support for pupils experiencing these issues.  Please click here for further details.

Silver Linings: How to facilitate support groups for pupils impacted by Coronavirus

Rainbows Bereavement Support GB have produced resources to help schools run peer support groups for pupils aged 7 – 11 who have been impacted by the Coronavirus Crisis.  These resources can be downloaded below:

Silver Linings (Ages 7 – 11) – Handbook for school staff

Silver Linings (Ages 7 – 11) – Participant booklet


Supporting children’s wellbeing as they return to school: Ideas, resources and activities

Many children will have experienced trauma as a result of the Coronavirus, whether due to separation, anxiety or bereavement. The following document provides advice and suggested resources/activities that will help schools promote children’s emotional wellbeing as we transition out of the lockdown:

Supporting children’s wellbeing – ideas, resources and activities