You could be an Emotional Support Vision Champion.
As part of our Need to Talk Project, Fighting Blindness and RNIB have developed a short online course to equip you to provide the best possible emotional support and practical advice to your current or future patients, clients, customers, and colleagues who have any degree of sight loss. As an Emotional Support Vision Champion, you can help someone come to terms with the impact of sight loss. Emotional Support Vision 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 • allied health staff • primary health care staff • volunteers • educational staff • community and voluntary service providers • public service providers• Mental Health Professionals.
This free, short online course is designed to be completed in 80 minutes and certification is provided. Further Information is available here https://www.rnib.org.uk/your-area-northern-ireland/services-rnib-northern-ireland/need-to-talk and you can register by clicking on the link here: https://needtotalk.enetlearn.com/Login.aspx?c=51