All posts by Saul Wynne

Free Cricket Nets: The Oval 15 Feb

Free Cricket Nets at the Oval  15 Feb 2020 with Metro Blind Sport

Free Cricket Nets at the Oval  15 Feb 

Want to try Blind Cricket, Well now is the time,  there is no better way than learning from our talented cricketers plus why not do it at the Oval cricket Nets, Yes that right, learn at the Oval on 15 Feb, Start off your 2020 right and join in.

Event details below.

Date: 15 February 2020  Time: 1 pm  – 3 pm
Venue: Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, The Kia Oval, Kennington, London SE11 5SS
To register, or for more info, contact Charlie Raven
Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or Phone: 07956292046

Cricket articles page: https://blindsport.uk/CricketArticles,
Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids
Cricket Event list: https://blindsport.uk/CricketEvents

 

 

Counselling  Podcasts Beat the Blues!

Beat the Blues with Counselling Podcasts from the RNIB

Beat the Blues with Counselling  Podcasts from the RNIB!

original post  by RNIB : https://blindsport.uk/JanBlues

If the post-festive season blues are getting to you, or you’re interested in improving your mental health, listen to the RNIB new podcast series on counselling and emotional wellbeing.

In our podcasts, we explore the impact and stages of sight loss, coping with loneliness and anxiety, exploring counselling options and ways to bring about positive effects for your emotional wellbeing.

The idea for the podcast series came about after RNIB were asked to offer counselling to members of the Blind Pen Pals Group, an international forum and Facebook friendship group for blind and partially sighted people.

The RNIB team of trained counsellors from our Sight Loss Advice Service worked with counselling expert Dr Mhairi Thurston to produce the podcasts as a resource for the Blind Pen Pals Group.

 

Podcast 1: Mission statement

An introduction to the series, where we explain the purpose of the podcasts for RNIB and its partners for this project, Facebook and The Light Across the World.

Listen to Podcast 1

 

Podcast 2: The impact of sight loss/blindness on mental health

What are the effects that sight loss/ blindness can have on an individual’s emotional and mental wellbeing?

Listen to Podcast 2

 

Podcast 3: Adjusting to sight loss

We explore the five stages of sight loss:

1. Diagnosis
2. Life as normal (hiding sight loss)
3. Point of impact (the impact of sight loss, so life as normal is no longer possible)
4. Engaging with rehabilitation (coming out as a blind person.)
5. Acceptance (the new normal)

Listen to Podcast 3

 

Podcast 4: Loneliness and isolation

We look at what loneliness and isolation are, the symptoms and ways to cope.

Listen to Podcast 4

 

Podcast 5: Adrijana’s interview

Interview with the founder of the Blind Pen Pals Group.

Listen to Podcast 5

 

Podcast 6: What is counselling?

As the Blind Pen Pals Group is international, we explore what counselling means, as the word has different meanings around the world.

Listen to Podcast 6

 

Podcast 7: Simulated counselling session

In this podcast, we demonstrate what a counselling session entails, as some of the group were unsure what is was and if it was something they needed.

Listen to Podcast 7

 

Podcast 8: Simulated counselling session, Part 2

We follow up from the first simulated counselling session. We look at the impact the counselling session had on Dr Mhairi Thurston.

Listen to Podcast 8

 

Podcast 9: Anxiety

We look at what anxiety is and how it affects people, and at ways to cope and live with anxiety.

Listen to Podcast 9

 

Podcast 10: Self care

We explore what a person with sight loss can do to bring about positive effects on their mental and emotional health.

Listen to Podcast 10

Podcasts 11 and 12 will be released soon. Keep an eye out for them on our Audioboom channel.

 

Further information

The Blind Pen Pals Group was founded by Adrijana Prokopenko and currently has more than 6,500 members on their Facebook group. The group is private but anyone with a Facebook account can request to join it.

Dr Mhairi Thurston is a British Association for Counselling Governor, and a senior lecturer in Counselling at Abertay University. Her particular research interest is the social and emotional effects of acquired sight loss. She has a guide dog called Meadow.

The RNIB are here for you

If you need someone who understands sight loss, call us on 0303 123 9999. Whether you’re looking for emotional support or straightforward advice, we’ll help you in any way we can with our Sight Loss Advice Service.

original post  by RNIB : https://blindsport.uk/JanBlues

 

VI Rugby: West London 16 May

VI Rugby in West London - Teddington
Venue:
Teddington Sportsground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BB
Time:
9.30 am - 12,00 noon
Phone:
Date:
16th May 2020
Cost:
Free


Vision Impaired Rugby in West London!

Do you want to try Vision Impaired Rugby?  Well, now is your chance!

Beginners are very welcome

Date: 16 May 2020
Time: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Teddington Sportsground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BB
Transport: Teddington Station is about 10-minute walk from there.
Age range: 16+ Cost: FREE
Meet and greet: From Teddington Station, Email Daniel Lineker to confirm you are coming
Contact: daniellineker@thechangefoundation.org.uk

 

VI Rugby: West London 18 April

VI Rugby in West London - Teddington
Venue:
Teddington Sportsground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BB
Time:
9.30 am - 12,00 noon
Phone:
Date:
18th April 2020
Cost:
Free


Vision Impaired Rugby in West London!

Do you want to try Vision Impaired Rugby?  Well, now is your chance!

Beginners are very welcome

Date: 18 April 2020
Time: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Teddington Sportsground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BB
Transport: Teddington Station is about 10-minute walk from there.
Age range: 16+ Cost: FREE
Meet and greet: From Teddington Station, Email Daniel Lineker to confirm you are coming
Contact: daniellineker@thechangefoundation.org.uk

 

VI Rugby: West London 28 March

VI Rugby in West London - Teddington
Venue:
Teddington Sportsground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BB
Time:
9.30 am - 12,00 noon
Phone:
Date:
28th March 2020
Cost:
Free


Vision Impaired Rugby in West London!

Do you want to try Vision Impaired Rugby?  Well, now is your chance!

Beginners are very welcome

Date: 28 March 2020
Time: 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
Venue: Teddington Sportsground, Udney Park Road, Teddington, TW11 9BB
Transport: Teddington Station is about 10-minute walk from there.
Age range: 16+ Cost: FREE
Meet and greet: From Teddington Station, Email Daniel Lineker to confirm you are coming
Contact: daniellineker@thechangefoundation.org.uk