Traffic Life Game
This game was specificially created to support individuals with Learning Disabilities to discuss and develop their relationship skills.
Developed by a Lead Clinical Psychologist at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. More information below
People with learning disabilities are often denied the opportunity to discuss relationships because it is assumed that they won’t understand. This means they cannot learn about the grey areas in relationships or how to recognise potentially risky situations and keep themselves safe.
The Traffic Life Game enables health & social care professionals to discuss these sensitive issues with learning disabled adults. It offers the players a safe environment to talk about these important issues and encourages them to support each other. The game uses a traffic light risk assessment system to help players understand how they should respond in certain situations.
The original game was developed by the Lead Clinical Psychologist at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust to help staff manage these discussions and make the discussions more meaningful for the players.