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Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week is 9th-15th May 2022 and the theme of this year's event is loneliness. We have some information on sources of support for people with sight loss.

LOOK is working with York College to offer the LOOK community free counselling sessions. If you are 18+, visually impaired or related to someone with a visual impairment, you'll be able to spend 50 mins talking with one of their trainee counsellors. Contact Look at

RNIB's Sight Loss Advice Service offers a free Mental Wellbeing Check-in over the phone with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)-registered counsellors with sight loss experience, to give you emotional support. You can find out more and request a check-in here.

The subject of a recent Macular Society virtual clinic was emotional wellbeing. You can read the tips given by one of the Society's counsellors here.

Public Health Wales has advice on sources of support if you are concerned about your mental wellbeing which you can read here.

Many of the vision impairment charities offer helplines and other support. You can find our list of national, regional, specialist and local organisations here.

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