Simplyhealth supports counselling service for people devastated by sight loss

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6 February 2020
Source: Macular Society

Simplyhealth has once again provided vital funding towards the Macular Society’s counselling service for the next two years, to help people with macular disease access the emotional support which can help them come to terms with their diagnosis. Simplyhealth has donated £60,000 to the Macular Society so the charity can continue to provide its free telephone counselling service, which more

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BMC Psychiatry: How do community-based eye care practitioners approach depression in patients with low vision? A mixed methods study

6 January 2020

Claire Nollett, Rebecca Bartlett, Ryan Man, Timothy Pickles, Barbara Ryan & Jennifer H. Acton Background Clinically significant depressive symptoms are prevalent in people attending low vision clinics and often go undetected. The Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW) plans to introduce depression screening and management pathways. Prior to implementation there is an unmet need to understand how eye care practitioners providing

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Research carried out by MHF Scotland, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded explores the mental health impacts of visual impairment.

20 December 2019
Source: Royal Blind

The findings highlight that sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on people’s lives, with fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression having an impact. Despite this, the findings reveal emotional support is rarely offered by statutory health services, leaving many people with sight loss to cope on their own and that more support is needed to

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Fight for Sight: World Sight Day: poll highlights a third of people living with sight loss experience mental health issues

10 October 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A poll commissioned by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that 4 in 10 Brits either has or knows someone with significant sight loss, and a third (33%) of these people have experienced mental health issues. The online poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of Fight for Sight, also shows that 84% of Brits fear losing their sight

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Vision UK Mental Health Committee minutes 2019

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24 July 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK Mental Health Committee minutes 2019: 17 April 2019 24 July 2019 28 November 2019

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Book now for July 2019’s FREE Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

28 June 2019
Source: RNIB

Places are now available in London for the two-day Counselling Accreditation Scheme course for qualified counsellors in order to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community.   Date: 25 – 26 July 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: Room 4, RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria

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Book now for June 2019’s FREE Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

8 May 2019
Source: RNIB

Places are now available in Scotland for the two-day Counselling Accreditation Scheme course for qualified counsellors in order to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community.   Date: 6 – 7 June 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 12-14 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EA Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria Bulgakova at maria.bulgakova@rnib.org.uk.

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Macular Society: “The counsellor helped me to contain the feelings of fear, anxiety, despair and helplessness I was experiencing”

24 April 2019
Source: Macular Society

“It is normal to experience powerful feelings after diagnosis and subsequent losses and changes. These deserve time, attention and thinking about. When we give our feelings space and time, the intensity lessens and we can get on with the business of living with macular disease.” Norma contacted the Macular Society’s Counselling Service after feeling a profound sense of loss when

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