Wales Council of the Blind

Service type: Counselling and emotional support

Counselling and Emotional Support - (Sight Cymru)

Provides confidential support and information to people who, because of sight loss, are experiencing emotional difficulties.

Deafblind UK Wellbeing and Emotional Support - (Deafblind UK)

Our wellbeing and emotional support service can help you through particularly difficult times. You can contact our trained staff and volunteers who are non-judgemental and experienced in helping people who are deafblind. We can contact you at regular times throughout the year to see how you’re doing and to offer any advice or support that you might need. We can also send you Christmas and birthday cards and put you in touch with other people who are in a similar position to you.

Family Support Service - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

This service offers one to one support for the whole family; help with coping with a diagnosis; help to access practical support; and support for your child's development.

Local Minds - (Mind)

Local Minds support over 370,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. Each local Mind is an independent charity run by local people, for local people. They are responsible for their own funding and services. Mind Cymru works together in partnership with Local Minds.

LOOK mentoring service - (LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)

A free mentoring service for young people with vision impairment. Offers support on topics such as school and college; gap year ideas; career and life plans; socialising and confidence; independent living. Mentors are vision impaired themselves.

Macular Society Counselling Service - (Macular Society)

Macular Society has a team of qualified counsellors who have extensive experience either personally or professionally within the field of sight loss. This is a telephone service for anyone who has been diagnosed with macular disease. They also offer the same service to that person’s family members, in the UK or internationally. They are bound by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling, and fully compliant with the Data Protection Act.

NWSB Children's Mentor System - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

We have several volunteer mentors who provide guidance and reassurance to their younger peers, their help and guidance is invaluable, they are positive role models who are themselves registered blind or partially sighted. The Mentors give children and young people the opportunity to ask awkward questions and are able to work with their younger peers to develop confidence and new skills.

RNIB Counselling - (RNIB)

Offering telephone and online counselling to people impacted by sight-loss. Counselling through the medium of Welsh, as well as English.

Vision Support Counselling Service - (Vision Support)

We understand the significant impact that living with a vision impairment can have upon an individual's wellbeing. The Vision Support counselling Service provides counselling support over the phone to provide emotional support when you need it.