Simplyhealth funds counselling service for people with sight loss

Posted: Tuesday 31 October 2017

Simplyhealth has donated £30,000 to the Macular Society to help people with macular disease gain access to vital counselling services.

The Macular Society, the national sight loss charity, offers free telephone counselling by accredited counsellors which provides emotional support for people struggling to cope with the devastating effects of losing their sight.

In the UK over 200[1] people are diagnosed with macular disease every day. It is a profoundly isolating condition and those with this type of sight loss are seven times more likely to feel distressed or depressed[2].

The Society’s counsellors help people come to terms with their sight loss