Support groups full list

All of our support groups can now be accessed online.

Experiencing sight loss can be challenging. We recognise the value of peer support in navigating this.

We offer peer support groups for people with a visual impairment to share their feelings and experiences with others facing the same challenges.

The support groups all take place over Zoom, with the exception of the Dublin Peer Support Group, which also meets in person.

Below is a list of the support groups we have in place at present:

Dublin & Cork Technology Clubs

  • Provide technical support to members. Beginners are welcome.
  • Dublin club takes place every Monday 11am – 1pm.
  • Cork club takes place every Saturday 11am – 1pm.

Mindfulness

  • A get-together for participants to practice stress reduction and mindful exercises.
  • Takes place every Wednesday 10 – 11:15am.

Dublin & Cork Peer Support Group

  • Enable people to reach out to others to give and receive support.
  • Dublin group – face to face and zoom – takes place the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Cork group takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 7:30 – 9:15pm.

Connections Coffee Morning

  • For those who wish to spend a relaxing hour and a half meeting people online.
  • Takes place every Tuesday from 10:30am – 12pm.

Support group for significant others

  • For people who hold an important role or relationship in someone’s life, such as a spouse, partner, close family member, or a friend.
  • TBC, starting in spring 2024 via Zoom.

Borders

  • This group brings together people from the border counties of Donegal, Sligo, Monaghan, Leitrim, Cavan and Louth.
  • Takes place on the last Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

Directions -Young Adult Peer Support Group

  • For people between the ages of 18 – 30yrs.
  • Takes place on the third Thursday of the month from 6.30-7:30pm

Horizons – Parents peer support group

  • Peer support group for parents whose children have had a diagnosis of an eye condition.
  • Takes place the second Thursday of the month from 7:30 – 9pm.

AMD Peer Support Group

  • Peer support group for those living with age-related macular degeneration.
  • Takes place on the third Tuesday of the month from 3-4:30pm.

Roots Gardening Group

  • Support group for those interested in gardening as a therapeutic tool.
  • Takes place the first Monday of the month from 3-4:30pm.

Council Circle

  • Starting on Wednesday, 1st May 2024 from 2:30-4pm.  This group will take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Stargardt Peer Support Group

  • Time: TBC, starting in spring 2024
  • Venue: In person at the Fighting Blindness offices, 7 Ely Place, Dublin 02.

Hearing & Sight Loss Support Group

  • This group will take place on the second Monday of the month from 7-8:30pm.
  • Starting date to be confirmed.

If you’re interested in attending any of these meetings, please contact Kathryn for further information at 01 674 6496 or email: insightgroups@fightingblindness.ie.