Coronation Street - Esme's Umbrella
Esme's Umbrella is the Campaign Group for everyone working towards a greater awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
Charles Bonnet Syndrome can develop when someone of any age - children are not exempt - has lost over 60% of sight. It causes vivid, silent, visual hallucinations which range from disturbing to terrifying. What is seen depends on which part of the brain is firing. It is not a mental health condition but caused entirely by loss of sight.
The helpline is: 020 7391 3299Calls are answered by the RNIB Eye Health Team, who are working in conjunction with Esme’s Umbrella. Referrals for callers looking for peer support will be made to RP Fighting Blindness, whose Helpline is answered by people with personal experience of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.