Volunteers required for RNIB Focus Group: Sight Loss and Your Mental Wellbeing

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RNIB are looking for blind and partially sighted people who would be willing to talk about their mental wellbeing in an online focus group.

We will be discussing how sight loss has affected your mental wellbeing, and what support you have received. We would also like to explore any solutions you have found to look after your overall wellbeing, and how this has changed how you feel about your sight loss.

It is important for us to stress that this is not a therapy session. These focus groups will help RNIB identify the areas where more support is needed for blind and partially sighted people. However, if you feel upset or affected by anything discussed in the session, we will have processes in place to support you. Your responses will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be invited to attend 2 online sessions over a 2-week period. Each session will last approximately 2 hours 15 mins (15 min break included). The sessions will be held online, via Teams. Don’t worry, we can dial you into the call using your phone number if needed.


  • Thursday 12 October and Thursday 26 October at 5:30pm – 7:45pm
  • Wednesday 15 November and Wednesday 29 November at 10am – 12:15pm
  • Tuesday 28 November and Tuesday 12 December at 2pm – 4:15pm

How can I sign up?

If you’re interested in taking part, please complete this online form: Voice of The Customer Autumn 2023 focus groups sign up form.
Or you can call the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 and ask to sign up to the Voice of the Customer Focus Groups – Autumn 2023.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact customervoice@rnib.org.uk.

Still not sure? why not hear from a former participant about their experiences of taking part: RNIB Connect Radio Interview Recording.


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