Focus Birmingham

Focus on Mental health - Sight Loss Counsellor

We are hoping to fund a Sight Loss Support counsellor to help the people we support and their loved ones to receive essential help to benefit their mental wellbeing through the difficulties of life and the exacerbated effects of the Covid-19 pandemic

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 10 January 2022 to 12:30 PM, 18 January 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065745)

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Campaign target

£10,000

Donations

0

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

We are focussing on the importance of the mental well-being of the people that benefit from our services, whether it is those with sight loss and low vision or loved ones and carers. Issues with mental health can be caused by an endless array of circumstances within a person's life and come manifest in the forms of depression anxiety in many degrees and are often unseen to the people around that person. In recent times such as the Covid-19 pandemic these issues are more prominent than ever.

Solution

Our mission as a charity is to create an environment in which all people are given the opportunity to talk about these issues in a secure environment. The use of an expert counselor, trained to listen and support individuals that are dealing with issues affecting their mental health.

  • “Focus always give people the opportunity to do more, boat trips, meals out and even the chance to go on holiday, sometimes it’s good for Jim to step out if his comfort zone, but the choice is always his”

    — Chris

  • She definitely enjoys going there. She’s had a massage, facials, music sessions and they also go out, such as to the theatre. Focus has a very homely feel to it and they try to keep her engaged”

    — Father to an atendee of the day service

  • ‘I can see a bit but don’t know what I’d do without the help from Focus”

    — A regular user of our services