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Our stories, our selves

In conversation, Bonnie Hart and Ross Jacobs discuss how the personal narratives of LGBTI lived experience can act as catalysts to people seeking mental health support and help break down loneliness and isolation. Bonnie and Ross will talk in depth about Bonnie’s experience as an intersex person…

Whose home? The support needs of newly arrived, refugee or asylum seeking LGBT young people

This paper presents findings from a report looking at the support needs of LGBT young people who are newly arrived, refugees or seeking asylum. The pilot project was in response to anecdotal evidence from young people and service providers that services delivered to refugee and newly arrived young people did not consider the needs of LGBT young people or those young people who may be questioning their sexual feelings and/or gender identity…

Down the Rascal Hole

What happens if we step away from language like the ‘complex needs client’ and work with an archetype such as the Rascal; the mischievous trouble maker, and see ‘trouble’ as the bother to want to connect…