COVID-19 Supports

Resources & PDF Downloads

Rainbows Ireland has developed a resource framework for those working and supporting children on their return to school and the community, as the COVID -19 restrictions lift.

Bereavement Supports During COVID -19

Irish Hospice Foundation

Grieving in Exceptional times  Video

Grieving in Exceptional times information pdf

Helping Children Grieve during the Corona Virus Restrictions

New Barnardos Dedicated Helpline  

Phone: 1800 910 123 between 10.00am and 2.00pm – Monday to Friday

or by emailing:

Bereavement at a time during the Coronavirus by 

Grief in isolation

Dealing with bereavement and grief

Coronavirus and trauma


Winston’s Wish

How to say Goodbye when a funeral isn’t possible

Supporting bereaved children and young people

Alternative goodbyes

Children and Bereavement –  General

Irish Childhood Bereavement – Families

Irish Childhood Bereavement – Children and Grief

Irish Childhood Bereavement – Supporting a child at a time of death

Children and Tragic Bereavements

Irish Childhood Bereavement – Talking with Children about tragic incidents

Children and an anticipated bereavement

Irish Childhood Bereavement – Support children before a death


Separation/Divorce supports during COVID-19

Guidelines on access during the Corona Virus Restrictions

The Law Society

One Family Helpline   Please call “askonefamily” @  Lo-call 1890662212 if you need extra support.

Sharing parenting during Coronavirus

Treoir  or phone: 01 6700 120 for further information

Challenges for separated parents during the Coronavirus 


Children: Separation & Divorce -Impact on arrangements during the coronavirus – Irish Resource

Warden and Smith  – American resource

Natlaw Review – American video resource


Talking to children about COVID-19 – Talking to your child about Coronavirus

BBC News UK 

Winstons Wish – Coronavirus

Irish Hospice Foundation – Grieving in exceptional times

What can we say to children about Coronavirus

How to talk to children about Coronavirus – Kids Health


Other Supports – Staying well during the Covid-19 pandemic 

Relaxing/Breathing exercises that can be very helpful for children/young people

Deep breathing exercises

Coping with Coronavirus