New support group for young adults

August 21, 2020

Living with sight loss at a young age can be difficult. Depending on what stage of your life you’re in, you might face different obstacles.

Priorities relating to study, embarking on further education, job-seeking, securing independence and relationship difficulties can often be difficult to navigate and manage.

During these times, many people find it useful to talk through their feelings and experiences with someone outside their usual circle of family and friends. Vital support can often be found through meeting with others who have faced similar difficulties.

Our Support Service is launching a pilot peer support group for young people aged 18-30 living with sight loss. Directions will run every Thursday (6.30-8pm) for 12 weeks and kicks off on Thursday, 24 September.

The group will be run by a skilled and experienced facilitator and will be hosted over Zoom.

Directions support group 

Dates

Every Thursday for 12 weeks, starting 24 September and finishing 10 December:

24 September  
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 October
5, 12, 19, 26 November
1, 10 December

Time

Directions will meet on Thursdays from 6.30pm to 8pm.

Venue

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

How to get involved

If you would like to take part or know someone who would, 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 12 participants.

Please note that this is not formal group therapy.