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

16 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Following on from Vision UK’s successful pilot Counselling Accreditation Scheme course in June 2018 to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community, places are now available for the next two-day course. Date: 14 – 15 March 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to

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

12 December 2018
Source: Vision UK

Following on from Vision UK’s successful pilot Counselling Accreditation Scheme course in June 2018 to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community, places are now available for the next two-day course. Date: 24 – 25 January 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria

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Second Vision UK Accreditation Scheme course to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community planned in Manchester

31 July 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK were delighted to pilot an Accreditation Scheme to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community. 13 participants attended the course, representing Ireland, Wales and the length and breadth of England.   The course aims to supplement the counselling services that already exist in organisations such as RNIB and The Macular Society that offer free confidential

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RECRUITING NOW: Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

10 May 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK are working across the sight loss sector to develop an accreditation scheme that will give a badge of good practice to counsellors who have completed a Vision UK 2 x day training course and have committed to a developmental plan that enables blind and partially sight people to access their counselling services. Accredited Counsellors will be added to

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Vision UK statement on the development of a cross sector accreditation scheme for counselling for people affected by sight loss.

5 April 2018
Source: Vision UK

This statement is an update on progress on the development of a cross sector accreditation scheme for counsellors in private practice, as well as supporting local societies to develop counselling services at a local level. The need for counselling support for people who are affected by sight loss grows significantly every year. Demand continues to outstrip capacity. Quite often clients/customers

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Macular Society: Simplyhealth funds counselling service for people with sight loss

27 October 2017
Source: Macular Society

Simplyhealth has donated £30,000 to the Macular Society to help people with macular disease gain access to vital counselling services.   The Macular Society, the national sight loss charity, offers free telephone counselling by accredited counsellors which provides emotional support for people struggling to cope with the devastating effects of losing their sight. In the UK over 200[1] people are diagnosed

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to psychological therapies for people with sight loss and depression: what is the evidence?

18 July 2016

New research published by the Thomas Pocklington Trust has found that people with sight loss have an increased risk of depression. A literature review found there was a clear association between visual impairment and increased prevalence of depression. National data available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre also suggests that Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme services are recruiting

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Blind Veterans UK: A new counselling service for older veterans has been launched.

28 June 2016
Source: Blind Veterans UK

The Aged Veterans Counselling Service offers free counselling and support for aged veterans as well as their families and carers. The service, which has been set up by a consortium of six military welfare and veterans support charities, provides free counselling to any UK veteran born before 1 January 1950. The project is funded by the MoD’s Aged Veterans Fund

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BJVI: The nature of emotional support and counselling provision for people with sight loss in the United Kingdom

17 May 2016
Source: BJVI

We are please to inform you that  the article on ‘The nature of emotional support and counselling provision for people with sight loss in the United Kingdom’ written by members of the VISION 2020 UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Committee has now been published in the BJVI. Below is the Abstract link which we are able to send out to

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Sight loss patients with depression are “routinely overlooked” New study by Guide Dogs charity and Cardiff University

27 January 2016

A new study has revealed that nearly half of people attending NHS low vision clinics for help with sight loss suffer from symptoms of clinical depression – but they are not being diagnosed or given the treatment they need. According to the Depression in Visual Impairment Trial (DEPVIT), 43% of people who lose their sight go on to battle depression,

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