I feel like I can't cope - can I talk to someone?

Yes.

Losing your sight, or finding your sight is deteriorating, can be difficult to cope with as it can affect so many different aspects of your life. Our coming to terms with sight loss webpage discusses the impact of sight loss and explains the various avenues of support and counselling available to you. Our talk to somebody webpage provides information about counselling and how to find a counsellor, as well as other types of support. If you would prefer to talk to other people with sight loss, RNIB Talk and Support offers social groups that meet weekly over the telephone. Your local society for the blind and partially sighted will offer a range of services which may include information, befriending, or the chance to socialise. There are a number of support groups for people with a particular eye condition, for example Macular Degeneration or Glaucoma. Many of these run telephone helplines or have networks of self-help groups around the country.

Contact RNIB Helpline for more information on 0303 123 9999 or email: helpline@rnib.org.uk.

 

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