Fighting Blindness: Free Online Course
SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH SIGHT LOSS
Online ‘Emotional Support Vision Champions’ course
Become a Emotional Support Vision Champion! As an Emotional Support Vision Champion, you can help someone come to terms with the impact of sight loss.
Champions are able to empathise with a person experiencing sight loss and have an understanding of their emotions. They also have knowledge of the services available to people affected by sight loss, and can provide support and information.
The ‘Emotional Support Vision Champions’ course is for people working with or supporting those affected by sight loss including:
- Ophthalmologists and optometrists
- Eye Clinic Liaison Officers
- Health and social care staff
- Mental Health Professionals
- Allied health staff
- Primary health care staff
- Educational staff
- Community and voluntary service providers
- Public service providers
This free, short online course is designed to be completed in 80 minutes and certification is provided. Further Information is available on our Need to Talk page.
Online ‘Living Well with Sight Loss’ course – for individuals, friends and family
Our popular Living Well with Sight Loss course is also available in an online format. The online version explores the same range of topics as the face to face Living with Sight Loss courses. This includes mobility and daily living, emotional wellbeing, eye health, peer support and assistive technology. The online course can be taken at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.
Close family or friends have also found this course useful in understanding how they can support their loved one. Also, many individuals who work with those with sight loss have taken this course and found it to be an invaluable learning resource. To sign up, visit our Need to Talk page.