Support Group for Significant Others

Our support group for significant others is a safe space for people who hold an important role or relationship in the life of someone living with visual impairment, such as a spouse, partner, close family member, or a friend. This group provides a supportive environment where people can share experiences, concerns, and emotions without fear of judgment. Through empathy and understanding, members find validation for their unique emotional struggles, fostering a sense of solidarity among participants.

This space offers members the opportunity to connect with others facing similar experiences. Here, practical advice is exchanged, encouragement is offered, and lasting friendships are formed, creating a network of support beyond the confines of group meetings. Discussions within these groups also focus on coping strategies, resilience-building techniques, and self-care practices, equipping significant others with the tools they need to manage stress and prioritise their well-being. With confidentiality upheld as a cornerstone, these support groups provide a safe space for open dialogue, empowering significant ones to navigate the complexities of life with loved ones impacted by visual impairment with greater resilience and confidence.

Time: TBC, starting in spring 2024

Venue: Online via Zoom

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 insightgroups@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. Please note that this is not formal group therapy.