Health & Wellbeing

This section of the Royal Blind website provides videos covering topics such as mindfulness, how best to assist a blind person, how to communicate using on-body signing and what resources are available to visually impaired students and how they can help them learn and understand more about the world around them.

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RNIB CONNECT RADIO is the new name for Insight Radio. The UK Radio Station for blind and partially sighted people. You can listen on Freeview Channel 730 and online at

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#HowISee: An RNIB Connect film project

Rachael, Marc, Nicki, Phil and Charlotte all have one thing in common – they’re registered blind or partially sighted. But as we find out, that’s where the similarity ends.

RNIB have developed a film called ‘How I See’. The film aims to explain simply to the general public, that just because someone is registered blind or partially sighted – and maybe even uses a cane or guide dog – this doesn’t mean they can’t see. And just because someone isn’t using a cane or a guide dog it doesn’t mean they’re fully sighted.

The video can be viewed here –

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Eyesite is a unique internet resource designed especially for children and young people, promoting eye health and giving information about eye conditions and diseases. It contains age-specific patient information for three age groups, plus an animated eye, a virtual children’s eye hospital, games and other fun interactive features.


Why not have a look at the VINCYP website for information on visual impairment.  Parents, children and professionals will find a wealth of interesting information and resources.


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haggeye 2HAGGEYE is RNIB Scotland’ s award-winning forum that gives young people with sight loss aged 12 to 25 a voice.

Click the link below for more information.

RNIB also offer children with sight loss and their families vital emotional and practical support across Scotland. Their Paediatric Vision Support Officers provide an essential link between diagnosis and vital support in the community.  Click here to download their PDF with details of their service – RNIB Vision Support Services for Children and Young People


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Through Scarlett’s Eyes is a website providing support and advice to parents and families of children and young people with a Visual Impairment.  It contains information about a variety of eye conditions, assistive technology and various other useful topics.  Click the link below to visit the site.

Through Scarlett’s Eyes


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North East Sensory Services (NESS) exists to promote the needs of people with a sight or hearing loss.

NESS supports people with serious sight or hearing loss to overcome practical and emotional challenges and achieve independence.

Formerly Grampian Society for the Blind (GSB), North East Sensory Services (NESS) works with over 4,500 people with a sensory impairment in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.

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