About our support groups

Peer support groups 

Although our support groups can’t meet face-to-face during the coronavirus outbreak, we have other ways for people with macular disease to make friends, grow in confidence and find out about free services they might be missing out on.

Telephone support groups

Join one of our virtual group calls and in just an hour you’ll hear useful information, important updates and (most importantly) friendly voices.

It’s a place to:

  • hear about local services and other ways the Macular Society can help
  • listen to interesting guest speakers
  • share experiences and tips on living with sight loss
  • understand your own macular disease better.

Working Age and Young People’s (WAYP) support groups

Our WAYP groups (for anyone over the age of 16) are currently meeting virtually too.

If you’re looking for advice on employment, Access to Work or welfare and benefits from people in the same boat, they’re a great place to start. But it’s not all serious – they’re also informal social groups for people who might otherwise never meet someone else with the same condition.

These groups are closely connected to the Working Age and Young People’s service.