Watch this short video by a visually impaired young person on their experience of overcoming anxiety about train travel.

Sydney May, LOOK Mentor Project Officer, shares candidly about her experience of severe anxiety around train travel as a visually impaired young person and how she overcame this.

Sydney is a great communicator and we hope her story and hacks will help you as a visually impaired young person or parent carer / QTVI supporting a VIP.

Watch the video below:

The featured photos in this post shows Mentor Ellie on a train returning from LOOK’s outdoor adventure week at Jamie’s Farm. Organised by and for visually impaired young people, part of the experience is travel from different locations in the UK to the farm in rural Herefordshire. Many VI young people depend on train travel to get around, and finding ways to cope with anxiety around train travel is vital for being independent. Thanks so much to Sydney for sharing her experience and we hope what she says in this video will be helpful for others who struggle with anxiety and stress around train travel.

The other featured photo is of Mentor Sam on a tube in London. He has his blue cane and backpack and is in a priority seat near the doors, with no other passengers either side of him.

Mentor Sam on the tube with his backpack and blue cane. He is sitting in a priority seat by the doors with empty seats either side of him.

Making the most of the summer holidays

Tuesday June 27thInformation Sharing Session on ‘Making the most of the holidays‘. Accessible trips, mini breaks and days out with our blind and partially sighted children. Share your ideas, places to go, and ways to ensure the whole family has the best possible experience. We will also have information to share about what is being provided over the summer holidays for our community.

Book your place here.

This clip is from our workshop on Anxiety and Mental Health. Catch up on the whole video and access all the recommendations and workshop notes here: www.look-uk.org/mentalhealthanxiety

We are going to be sharing more posts about travel for VI young people, packed full of positive experiences and lessons learnt. Keep checking back in here at www.look-uk.org

Also, for parent carers, later this month we have a Parent Support Group (free, online) session all about making the most of the summer holidays. Join if you can!

Tuesday June 27thInformation Sharing Session on ‘Making the most of the holidays‘. Accessible trips, mini breaks and days out with our blind and partially sighted children. Share your ideas, places to go, and ways to ensure the whole family has the best possible experience. We will also have information to share about what is being provided over the summer holidays for our community.

Book your place here.

www.look-uk.org/parentsupportgroup

www.look-uk.org/mentoring