Rainbow Place provides
Specialised care and support in the community, (at home, in school and in hospital) as well as on-site at Rainbow Place.
All services are provided at no charge to patients and families.
Rainbow Place Therapeutic Team Provides...
The Therapeutic Team are highly experienced, well regarded, fully trained professional counsellors with wide ranging expertise. More importantly theyíre genuinely caring people and through Rainbow Place they provide:
- Specialist nursing care and support
- Multi-disciplinary team approach
- One-on-one counselling
- Group workshops
- Family therapy
- Teen support group
- Art therapy
- Memory making
- Sandplay therapy
- Child-centred play therapy
- Inpatient respite care in the Inpatient Unit Rainbow Place room.
Age-appropriate, sensitive but honest communication with children is the cornerstone of our
childrenís and young personís palliative care.
Children and Young People whose loved one has a Serious Illness
Watching a family member go through a serious illness can be tough for children and young people. They often feel helpless and a fear of 'what next'. Rainbow Place provides therapeutic support to help children and young people with difficult changes in their lives.
Rainbow Place also has a resource library and provides community education.
Rainbow Place Nursing Team provides...
The nursing team are qualified, registered, experienced nurses who provide specialised nursing care and support for children and young people with a serious illness. The nursing team provide care and support for patients at home, at school, in hospital or at Rainbow Place.
Rainbow Place 'Sleep-over' Facility
Looking after a child or young person with a serious illness can be exhausting. Rainbow Place offers families 1Ė2 night 'sleep-overs' with nursing support, in an attractive, comfortable, purpose-built facility. Itís an opportunity for some time-out without worrying about who will take care of your child/young person. It gives everyone a break in a safe and totally supported environment.
Living with serious illnesses can be incredibly tough. Families can and often do feel very alone, isolated and scared. Itís common for people to feel overwhelmed and just not know what to do. The Rainbow Place team help people through that fear and sense of isolation, and you donít have to face everything alone.
Parent/Carers of Children and Young People with Serious Illness
Rainbow Place offers therapeutic support to parents and carers to assist them with the changes that they are experiencing.