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Sight loss can be a challenging experience, whether it is something that has been affecting a person’s life for a long time or whether it is a new experience.  It may also be that sight loss is causing you to have difficult feelings like sadness, anger or fear. It can be very helpful to explore these issues with a trained listener, someone outside their immediate circle of family and friends.


The Action for Blind People’s counselling service in Bristol offers a free and confidential emotional support and counselling service for people living, working or studying in Bristol who are affected by sight loss.


Listed below are some organisations that may be able to support you if you are experiencing sight loss:


Action for Blind People

Telephone: 0117 953 7750



Deafblind UK

Deafblind UK is a national charity offering specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives.

Information and Advice Line: 0800 132 320




Look provides information and offers emotional support and a linking service between families

Telephone: 0121 428 5038



The Masclar Society

The Mascular Society offer confidetial telephone counselling and a telephone befriending service, for more information on both contact 0300 3030 111. The couselling service can also be contacted by email at