The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) highlighted its range of wellbeing services for people living with sight loss as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 9-15).

The charity’s counselling team have experienced an increase in calls to its advice phone line for emotional support since Covid-19 restrictions have lifted. Referrals to its mental wellbeing check-in have also increase and the RNIB expected demand to continue.

Amanda Hawkins, strategic lead for counselling and mental health at the RNIB, said: ‘Although lockdown restrictions have been eased for a while, we’re all still adjusting to the new way of living and it’s crucial we continue to look after our mental health in the process.’