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The Counselling Insight Project

Help young people with vision impairment to thrive by signing up to our free online training for school counsellors.

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“I felt isolated at school. It felt like everyone else was getting on with life and I was outside all that”

Leah Taylor, a young person with a vision impairment from Northern Ireland

If you’re a counsellor, our free accredited training can help you support children and young people with the emotional impact of sight loss as they journey through school.

Working with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, we’re delivering free specialist accredited training as a two-day course, to qualified school counselling practitioners. Delivered by RNIB’s BACP accredited counsellors – with in-depth experience –this training will equip delegates with the skills and expertise to help young people with a vision impairment, get the emotional support they deserve to enable them to thrive.

Just choose a date that suits you and register via email.

Training dates 2024

  • 14 and 15 February
  • 26 and 27 March
  • 23 and 24 April
  • 22 and 23 May

Led by RNIB NI, in partnership with Guide Dogs NI, the Counselling Insight Project is a two-year venture backed by £80,207 of funding from the Department of Health Mental Health Fund, administered by Community Foundation NI.

Register now

To find out more and book your place, email our project team at [email protected].

Logos from left to right: The Northern Ireland (NI) Department of Health, The Community Foundation NI, Guide Dogs NI and RNIB NI.