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Adjusting to and living with a vision condition can be challenging. Looking after your emotional and mental wellbeing is important, and you never have to do it alone. Connect with others who share similar experiences in our Quality Living Groups.
Quality Living Groups
Our emotional support groups are confidential, safe and supportive. You can discuss the issues relating to your vision loss. Led by experienced coordinators, they provide useful knowledge on how to function in the world with blindness or low vision.
They offer tips on:
- Adjusting things at home.
- Building the confidence to move around your neighbourhood.
- Advice on maintaining friendships.
- Understanding easy-to-use technology that can help you do the things you love.
How it can help
Learning to live with your vision condition can be an empowering experience. Connecting with those who have lived through a similar experience is a good first step in regaining your confidence and living life on your terms.
Peer Support Groups
The Peer Support Program provides one-on-one telephone support to people who request to talk to someone who is blind or has low vision about coping with vision loss.
The service is available for people across all life stages, including parents and carers who would like to speak to other parents and carers. You would be matched to a trained volunteer with similar characteristics.
The person you speak to may:
- Have a similar eye condition or level of vision loss.
- Be of a similar age.
- Have similar family circumstances (e.g. the client and the Peer may both have children).
- Have experience in study or starting a new job.
- Have a common interest or recreational activity with the client.
How it can help
A personal connection with someone who can relate to what you’re experiencing can help you feel understood and guide you on your journey with vision loss.