Peer Mentoring can make a huge difference to people with a visual impairment. We are building a culture of structured & safe community support, and empowering peer mentors to draw on their own experience to help guide others.
If you’re aged 11-29 and at school, university / college or looking for work, we have a mentor ready to help you achieve your potential. Sign up to be matched to a mentor, and start chatting about anything relating to your visual impairment.
We can also link to other charities and organisations who can help you access the support you need.
Everyone says the school years are the best of your life. But it can be tough to be visually impaired if you are not getting the right support.
Our mentoring scheme will empower you to ask for help and say what you need. Our mentors have all been through the journey of sight loss at school. We will listen while you share what’s going on for you – from accessible materials, to friendship groups, and next steps after school.
Eye on Work
Ready to start earning? Our careers mentoring scheme can match you with a mentor who is in work and who can chat to you about landing that all-important job.
Mentors can help with:
- Writing CVs
- Interview technique
- Disclosing visual impairment
- Self-advocacy skills
- Discussing access barriers at work
- Applying for Access to Work
Student Mentor Scheme
If you are 18 – 29 and in higher or further education, we can match you with a visually impaired graduate, who can chat to you about making the most of college or uni life.
Your mentor can help with:
- Applying for Disability Students Allowance and Student Finance
- Accessing learning materials
- Independent living
- Social life
Find a Mentor
Be a Mentor
Guide for the Journey: Be a Mentor
A mentor is a person who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modelling positive behaviours. A mentor can relate to the concerns of their blind and partially sighted mentees in a way neither parent, teacher, doctor or health worker can.
Are you visually impaired, 18-29 and have a passion to help others? Have you learned hacks along the way that can help other young people with a visual impairment?
Full training will be given, and all our mentoring is hosted on a safe online platform.
Become a Mentor
Meet Our Mentors
I wanted to offer guidance and build confidence in young people with sight loss. It’s not always easy to ask for help and having the confidence to do so doesn’t come naturally to everyone.
The mentor programme harnesses the potential of technologies like the internet but does so in a controlled environment that makes sure that both mentee and mentor get as much out of their relationship as possible whilst staying safe.
Blindness need not be a obstacle to wellbeing and success. The right support was crucial in helping me fulfil my potential, and now I want to help others by becoming a Look mentor.