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Sight loss and wellbeing

RNIB Sight Loss Advice Service can provide emotional and mental health support to help you deal with the uncertainty of living with sight loss.

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We can help you deal with the uncertainty of living with sight loss. Our Sight Loss Advice Service is here for you, every step of the way.

You're not alone. We understand the emotional impact of sight loss and can help you cope with the changes in your life.

You might find talking to someone outside your circle of family and friends helpful. If you haven't already, you could also consider meeting with one of our hospital-based Eye Care Liaison Officers (ECLOs) or calling us on 0303 123 9999 to speak to one of our experienced Sight Loss Advisers.

Sight Loss Advice Service

Our 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.

Request a check-in

We can also help you to understand your eye condition and treatment, apply for helpful benefits and concessions and much more. You can connect with others with similar experiences through our Living Well with Sight Loss courses or our Talk and Support befriending social groups.

If you can't find what you're looking for on our website, please get in touch with us through our Helpline.

Sight loss: What we needed to know

Download this helpful information guide put together by people who've experienced losing their sight and published by a range of organisations that support people with sight loss.

Sight loss: What we needed to know (PDF)

Sight loss: What we needed to know (Word)

Wellbeing resources

Wellbeing resources

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety or need some tips to maintain your mental health, we can support you.

We're just a phone call away

We're just a phone call away

We’re here to listen to you. Get in touch if you have any questions about your eye condition and the support available to you.

Information for parents

Information for parents of blind and partially sighted children

Practical advice, ideas and contacts for parents and families of children with visual impairment.

Products for day to day life

Products for day-to-day life

Our products are selected to help you improve your day-to-day life and maximise your independence.

Local community groups

Local community groups

Interact with others with sight loss who live locally and share advice and tips.