BAME Vision will be hosting a series of workshops around the theme of National Eye Health Week, which runs from Monday 20th September – Sunday 26th September 2021.
Workshops will include; Who are BAME Vision, discussing themes around National Eye Health Week, the importance of regular eye check-ups and what can be detected from a simple sight test. We will also be talking about Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Diet & Nutrition, sight after 60 and sharing messages around Live Well See Well, with a particular session focusing on Mental Health Awareness & Mindfulness, plus more.
We will hear from BAME Vision, expert health consultants and those who will be sharing their personal stories living with different eye conditions
Workshop 4 – Friday 24th September 2021, 2-3pm
Mental Health Awareness & Mindfulness
Speakers: Beverley Duguid – Academic Researcher & Freelance Specialist, and living with Glaucoma,
Wayne Chapman – Eye Care Champion - SeeAbility
In this session:
· Why stress can cause damage to your eyes & how relaxation can help,
· The link between Mental Health & Sight Loss,
· What is an Eye Care Champion?
· Exploring mindfulness,
· The benefits of practicing mindfulness whilst having sight loss.
We will hear from lived experience speaker, Maxine Plowden, who will talk about living with Coloboma and hearing all about her volunteering experiences.
To register, email email@example.com
For further information on other workshops, visit www.bamevision.org