"Talking things through has helped me get through the day."

Blind and visually impaired people have been severely affected by lockdown, leaving many frightened and struggling to cope. Through our service delivery we know people with sight loss are at greater risk of mental health issues, isolation and loneliness. 

As the lockdown is easing many people are telling us the idea of going out increases their anxiety - can they maintain social distance, will they see other people coming towards them? It can help to talk through these worries with someone else; realising you are not alone eases the sense of isolation and vulnerability.

Our Emotional Support team are here to help and offer a free service across Cambridgeshire.

Our two qualified councellors have been ringing people on a regular basis, helping them through this maze of emotions by providing a sounding board and a friendly and supportive connection. It's good to know someone is there at the end of the phone.

If you would like to find out more, contact Annette Chaskalson, Emotional Support Lead via [email protected] or 01223 420033