Living with sight loss - six week confidence building course
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB NI)
If you’re living with sight loss this confidence building course could provide the practical and emotional support you need to face the future with confidence. (Open to anyone across Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland).
Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with an eye condition affecting your sight, or you’ve experienced sight loss for a while, this course provides an opportunity to meet and connect with other people in a similar situation and will provide information, advice and practical skills for anyone who has sight loss as well as their family and friends.
Richard Craig, RNIB Confidence Building Coordinator says: “For someone newly diagnosed with sight loss, the future can seem very daunting and scary at first. But losing your sight doesn’t mean losing your independence.
Our courses are about boosting confidence, and learning new skills and techniques to come to terms with sight loss and live independently.
Friends and family are also welcome to attend as we appreciate sight loss affects all aspects of a person’s life – including those closest to them.
The course comprises of a combination of facilitated sessions and talks about what help and support is available and how it can be accessed. A range of different themes are covered including: emotional support and wellbeing, assistive technology, eye health, peer support and leisure time, getting around outside and daily living.
- Advice services
- Children and families
- Community development
- Community relations
- Health and wellbeing
- Older people
- Rural development
- Young people
Date and Time
Glenavon House Hotel
52 Drum Road
To find out more and book a place, please contact:
Richard Craig, RNIB Confidence Building Coordinator
Telephone: 028 9033 4144
Email: [email protected]
These Living With Sight Loss courses are being run through the 'Need to Talk' project- a five-year project (2017 - 2021) delivered through a partnership between RNIB in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and Fighting Blindness in the Republic of Ireland. Through confidential counselling and confidence building services, we’ll help you face the future with confidence.