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Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) Training

Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) Training

Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) Training

Friday, April 26, 2024

The Frontline Network and Brett Grellier Psychology Services are delighted to offer this full-day, small group, online training programme focusing on Psychologically Informed Environments.

Please note, as spaces for this training are limited, we will be requesting that a maximum of two frontline staff from a single organisation attend. We will also operate a waiting list once this is full. A Zoom link will be emailed ahead of the session to registered attendees.

As part of the Frontline Network criteria for attendance this training offer is only available to frontline workers who are in paid positions in the United Kingdom and support people experiencing homelessness.

The Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) approach proposes that day-to-day running of social and health care settings should been consciously designed to consider the psychological and emotional needs of the people using and delivering the service. This training provides an understanding of the approach and how to systematically implement psychologically-informed ways of working in your service.

This training programme is offered exclusively to those working in frontline positions supporting people who experience homelessness. You will be asked for your organisation name and work email at registration. If these criteria do not apply to you, please do not complete the registration.

You will:

  • understand the role of early relationships on development
  • learn the basics of recognising trauma and its impacts
  • practice tools to support your own wellbeing at work
  • review the importance of reflective practice
  • learn practical strategies to apply PIE in practice
  • reflect on how your service is doing in the five areas of PIE including: creating ‘spaces of opportunity’ and evaluating outcomes

Timetable for for the day as follows:

  • 9:30 - 10:45 - Introductions & Attachment Theory
  • 10.45 - 11.00 - BREAK
  • 11:00 - 11:40 - Understanding trauma (PTSD and Complex PTSD)
  • 11:40 - 11:50 - BREAK
  • 11:50 - 12:30 - Staff wellbeing
  • 12:30 - 1:15 - LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:15 - 2:15 - PIE in practice
  • 2:15 - 2:30 - BREAK
  • 2:30 - 4:00 - Emotion regulation / Relationship management and De-escalation / Spaces of Opportunity / Q&A

Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. Prior to the event, participants will receive an email with a link which they should use to join the event and access supporting materials.

If you need to contact the Frontline Network ahead of or on the day of the training, please do so on frontline@stmartinscharity.org.uk

Outsourced Training

This session is funded by the Frontline Network Outsourced Training programme. Informed by feedback received in our annual frontline survey, the Outsourced Training programme aims to provide free trainings addressing areas and subjects frontline workers have identified that would enable them to support clients. 

Between April and June 2024 we'll be offer training on PIE, no recourse to public funds and challenging decisions. 

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Training Fund

If you are unable to attend today’s session and have identified other training that can support you in your frontline work, we also have a Training Fund. This can provide up to £500 towards an individual training or £1,500 towards a group training. See here for details and to apply.

Please sign up for the for the FN e-news for updates about future training sessions. You just need to be a frontline worker in the statutory, voluntary or public sector working with people experiencing homelessness.

For more information about BG Psych please visit their website here.

If tickets are sold out please add your name to the waitlist.

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