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Homeless Action Scotland is delighted to welcome Robin Johnson, one of the authors of the 2012 toolkit "Psychologically Informed Environments: Good Practice Guide" (DCLG). He also runs the Pielink website with a library of resources and as an online community of practice.
Psychologically Informed Environments - PIE - is simply a model for working with clients with complex needs. It is about looking at the relationships that people have within a setting (staff to staff, client to staff, and client to client) and trying to get the best outcomes for people experiencing challenging circumstances. It is about trying different ways and learning. It is about taking into account trauma and emotional health.
The morning session is a "masterclass", for people who know little about Psychologically Informed Environments but are interested in finding out more.
The afternoon session will be an opportunity for staff who have started implementing some of the PIE principles to ask questions and share their experience so far (morning attendees are invited to stay).
Everyone should attend the lunch which will be a chance to discuss ideas, worries and simply meet like-minded folk.
Homeless Action Scotland is also hoping to gather feedback from participants on what kind of resources/training/events might be helpful in the future for those interested in developing their service on the PIE model.