Here’s the March newsletter of DeafBlind UK – a link to the full newsletter is at the foot of the article.
What is the emotional impact of sight and hearing loss?
Meet Tracey – who, at 62, was finding her sight and hearing loss was taking a toll on her mental health. Find out how she has benefited from our specialist support and free counselling service, which gives people living with sight and hearing loss a safe place to talk.
Counselling has helped Tracey be more open with her family, and feel more like herself again. “It was a huge weight off my shoulders, feeling like I no longer had to keep everything to myself,” she said.
Refer someone you support
When you refer someone to us, you connect them with specialist, life-changing support. We offer advice, technology support, and free services to improve mental health and reduce loneliness such as: Free mental health services and counselling; Befriending and local support groups; Mobility and practical support.
Looking for your next CPD course or training day?
Then our courses are for you! We offer courses on acquired deafblindness, communication, supporting older adults and lots more. Our spaces fill up fast, so book yours today.
Are you based in South Wales?
We’re offering free social and mobility support for anyone living with sight and hearing loss in South Wales. If you support people living in South Wales, or have professional contacts who do, we’d be grateful if you’d share this page with them.
If you know someone who’s having a hard time…
We can help. Our free support includes private counselling sessions and Befriending, to reduce loneliness and help the people you care about feel more like themselves again. Our counsellor, Hayley, is a qualified therapist specialising in the emotional impact of sight and hearing loss.
Are you ready to Spring into action?
With Spring sunshine just around the corner, there’s no better time to try a new sport or hobby and enjoy the mental health benefits of being more active. Read our guide to keeping active with sight and hearing loss for accessible ideas – there’s something for everyone, from crafting to goalball! We also know lots of organisations, local groups and businesses – so if you’re stuck for ideas, our friendly helpline team will recommend something.
Contact our helpline for free, expert support.