St Mary's RC Primary School, ManchesterSt Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School


Some members of staff have been trained to facilitate weekly support groups for children who have experienced any painful loss.

This programme is called RAINBOWS.

When something significant happens in a family, the entire family is affected. Even though death, divorce or other loss issues appear to be only grown up problems, they have a profound effect on the children who are touched by such experiences. If a parent dies or a divorce or a painful loss occurs, not only do the parents grieve but the children also. Children can find it difficult to verbalise their feelings of grief because of their age and inexperience.

We have some very sensitive, caring, and trained members of staff who would like to help these children put their feelings into words, work through their grief, build a stronger sense of self-esteem, and begin to accept what has taken place in the family.

If your child has experienced the death of a loved family member, or is struggling due to a painful family separation, this will be an opportunity for him/her to share with a special someone.

Please read the enclosed information about RAINBOWS. Through this support group, we hope to assist your child in expressing and understanding his/her feelings, about what has happened. We aim to accomplish this through peer support groups with adult facilitators to guide them as they begin to share their experiences.

Please contact Mrs Gerrard if you would like any further information about the programme.

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