New support group for parents

September 1, 2020

We’re partnering with Féach to launch a pilot peer support group for parents of children living with sight loss. Horizons will run on the second Thursday of each month from Thursday 8 October (7.30 to 9.00pm).

The parents of children who are living with sight loss may face unique challenges and difficulties. As well as feelings of anxiety and loss, the isolation and uncertainty can be difficult to manage.

It can be hard to find other families familiar with the daily challenges of living with sight loss.

There are often many complex practical issues to deal with, such as medical, educational and social matters to consider. Many parents find it useful to talk through their feelings and experiences with someone else who understands what they are going through.

Great support can be found in connecting with others who have faced similar difficulties.

Horizons will be run by a skilled and experienced facilitator and held over Zoom. It is hoped that this mode of communication will allow for participation by individuals throughout the country.

Horizons Support Group

Dates

8 October

12 November

10 December

2021 dates to be confirmed

Time

Horizons will meet on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Venue

Zoom (training on Zoom can be provided by Fighting Blindness in advance of joining)

How to get involved

If you think this may be of interest to you or someone you know, please contact us on 01 674 6496 or email insight@fightingblindness.ie.

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the group and it will also give us the chance to get a sense of your support needs and what kind of service you feel would be helpful.

Places on this group will be limited to 14 participants.

Please note that this is not formal group therapy.