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New peer support group for young adults with sight loss

Fighting Blindness are running a new support group for those aged 18-30 years old


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Fighting Blindness, a patient-led charity supporting people living with sight loss in Ireland, are launching a new peer support group for young adults aged 18-30 years old.

This is the first time Fighting Blindness are running this programme, and it will be held over Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How can the peer support group help?

Fighting Blindness recognises that young adults living with sight loss may face certain challenges and difficulties in life. This can include issues around studying and education, looking for a job, living independently, and managing relationships. This group gives young people living with sight loss a chance to come together to discuss what’s going on for them with others who have similar experiences. This is not group therapy, but it is a space for people to come together and find support.

How does the peer support group work?

This peer support group will be running for 12 weeks, starting on Thursday 24th September, from 6:30pm-8pm. The sessions will be run by an experienced facilitator over Zoom.

Thanks to the online delivery, this group is open to people across Ireland.

The sessions will run on the following dates:

  • 24th September, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 1st October, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 8th October, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 15th October. 6:30pm-8pm
  • 22nd October, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 29th October, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 5th November, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 12th November, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 19th November, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 26th November, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 1st December, 6:30pm-8pm
  • 10th December, 6:30pm-8pm

Fighting Blindness will provide Zoom training to anyone who needs before joining the sessions.

How do I apply?

If you would like to sign up for this peer support group, you can contact Fighting Blindness on 01 674 6496 or email insight@fightingblindness.ie

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Published Sep­tem­ber 21st2020
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