Finding a safe place to explore sexual identity
Anna Elderton Formerly an assistant clinical psychologist, Ridgeway Partnership (Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust), Oxford University
Chris Jones Principal clinical psychologist, Ridgeway Partnership (Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust)
The monthly meetings of a group in Oxford give its lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual members a forum in which to be themselves. Anna Elderton and Chris Jones tell the story of Mingle
This article describes the role of Mingle, a support group for people with learning disabilities who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender or bisexual. The service was reviewed, with members, three years after it was launched; its main value seems simple, that it is a safe place to be different.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 5,14-17. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.06.14.5.14.c8559