Our psychology team can support you through your mental health journey following a new diagnosis of vision loss or a change in your vision.
It’s usual (and completely normal) to feel a range of emotions such as grief or loss, or for your mental health to be impacted in some way.
Whether you would like to speak to someone about ways to adjust or for any other issues, VisAbility have a team of psychologists to support you every step of the way.
How to get support
If you have a diagnosis of vision impairment, please contact our friendly team to find out what low vision services and support we can provide to you both now and into the future. There are also a number of low vision support groups within Perth and across the state, which can connect you with like-minded people to build friendships and offer support.
We understand that some major life transitions and milestones may be triggering for individuals living with no or low vision. Our psychologists who are skilled in counselling and a variety of therapeutic approaches are here to help.
We help create strategies for both adults and children including:
- How to identify feelings in themselves and others
- How to express feelings in an appropriate way and time
- How to manage conditions such as anxiety or depression
- How to cope with adjustment to vision impairment
- Developmental assessments for children, to gain a comprehensive understanding of a child’s development
Meet the VisAbility Psychologists who will help you through your emotional journey following a diagnosis of vision impairment.
Psychological support for children with low vision
We support families raising a child with vision impairment.
Developmental assessments for children rely heavily on vision (such as pointing to detail in pictures and activities that involve eye-hand coordination such as catching a ball). Our psychologists are skilled in adapting developmental assessments so that they are accessible for children with low or no vision. We provide parents with practical strategies on how to raise a child with low or no vision.
VisAbility’s psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (link opens in new window).
Watch our most recent video to find out more about mental health and vision loss.
How to get support
Please complete the form below to make an initial enquiry about the low vision services and support we can provide.
If you are a provider and wish to refer a client, please use our low vision medical certificate (online referral form) to make your referral.