Support Program

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Social Support

Most people are devastated after they have been told that they are blind or have vision loss and have concerns about how they will cope

Participating in RSB Social Support programs give people who are blind or have low vision the chance to meet others who understand how they feel, share experiences and ways to cope. Partners, carers and family members are also welcome to attend.

The RSB offers a range of social support programs, from telephone peer support, to formal counselling to social and recreations programs.

 

Counselling

The RSB has a team of specially trained Counsellors, who assist people who are blind or vision impaired to accept and adjust to their vision loss. Counselling is also available to the families of people who have experienced vision loss, to provide them with an awareness and understanding of the functional and emotional impact of that person’s vision loss.

 

Peer Support

RSB’s counselling team can link a person who has recently lost their vision into an RSB Peer Support Group which provides an opportunity to meet other people with a vision loss, discuss issues related to vision, gain knowledge and understanding through peer support and from guest speakers and share common experiences.

 

Recreation and Leisure

The RSB offers a personalised service to maintain the health and wellness of people who are blind or vision impaired, either at home or in a community based setting. This includes integration into mainstream activities and involvement in activities specifically for people who are blind or vision impaired.

 

For more information please click on the related links below or contact RSB Community Services on (08) 8417 5555