The Best PIE Training Resources to take your Psychologically Informed Environment to the next level

Are you looking to gain further knowledge and create long-lasting change following your in-person or online PIE training? 

Finding resources to further enhance your skills and create a psychologically informed environment can be difficult. You might have completed your training or perhaps you are looking for the best PIE Training for you

In any case, PIE training can help organisations to achieve sustainable change and here is a reminder of how it can do that:

  • Improvement in staff well-being: PIE training helps staff to understand the psychological impact of the environment on themselves and others and to develop skills to manage their own well-being. This leads to reduced stress and turnover among staff.
  • Improved service quality: PIE training can help to create more supportive and recovery-oriented environments leading to improved outcomes for patients.
  • A more inclusive culture: PIE training helps to create a more inclusive culture that is welcoming to people from all backgrounds. 
  • Improved cost-effectiveness: PIE training can help to reduce costs associated with staff turnover, absenteeism and low productivity. 

With expertise in delivering PIE training within the NHS and other organisations, we at RESET want to give every individual a chance to create a healthy work environment for themselves and their patients, which is why we wrote this blog. We have put together a few online resources available for you to take your PIE training to the next level. 

Our blog introduces helpful resources, including online guides, forums, and webinars. By exploring these materials, you will solidify your knowledge surrounding the PIE framework, learn how to create a PIE and learn tools to manage your well-being and your patients. 

Whether you are a frontline worker, manager, or simply passionate about making a difference, these resources will help you to create a positive impact for yourself, your colleagues, and your patients. 

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The criteria that we used to create this list are affordability and accessibility: all of these resources are free and can be accessed online – you do not have to create an account or sign up. 

Psychologically Informed Management from Homeless Link

Homeless Link has created a collection of tools to guarantee that frontline personnel receives person-centred support in a psychologically informed manner. This resource is helpful because it provides an overview of the PIE framework and how it can be applied to homelessness services and includes case studies and examples of good practice from other organisations. 

They have also created resources on vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout. These resources can help staff to develop emotional resilience through the exploration of their stress, burnout and trauma, and develop strategies to manage their own well-being. 

For example, one resource titled Looking after yourself at Work poster suggests ideas for staff to implement within their day-to-day. Creating a psychologically informed environment means that staff does not only consider the emotional and psychological needs of their patients but also themselves. 

We do want to highlight that this resource has been specifically created for staff working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, but some resources are more general. 

The 5 elements of PIE: Westminster City Council and Connections at St Martin’s guide to creating a PIE

The guide covers five elements of a psychologically informed approach: relationships, staff support and training, the physical environment and social spaces, a psychological framework and evidence-generating practice. By exploring these five elements you will have the tools to create a PIE. 

This guide is particularly helpful as it is user-friendly, structured and presented in an easy-to-use format. Specifically, the guide is formatted using objectives which help you to understand what you will gain after reading the section, top tips, and a step-by-step guide explaining how to achieve each of these objectives. At the end of the guide, there are other useful links and publications for you to further your knowledge. 

Once again, this resource primarily targets homelessness services so it would be helpful to consider what applies to your organisation. 

What is pie training? – PIE link NET

The PIE link website helps create a PIE because it provides a wealth of information and resources on the topic, including an overview of the PIE framework, guidance on how to create a PIE, case studies and examples of good practice for inspiration, and a community forum where you can connect with other people who are interested in PIE which is one extra benefit of this resource compared to the others! The forum is a great place to ask questions, share ideas, and get support from others who are on the same journey. 

The website is also constantly being updated with new information and resources, so you will be up-to-date on the latest research on PIE. Additionally, the difference with the PIE Link Net website is the inclusion of videos which makes it more interactive and interesting. 

The one downside of this website is the large amount of content which can be overwhelming though comprehensive. It may be hard to know where to start so we recommend that you begin with an introduction to PIE. 

What is the psychologically informed environment model? Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Service Creating a PIE Webinar

The webinar is presented by two experienced practitioners working within domestic abuse services. They share insights into creating a psychologically informed environment for clients who have experienced high levels of trauma. 

The video explores what makes a psychologically informed environment, and the definition of trauma, and delves into how people and relationships, places and spaces, various psychological frameworks, and organisational learning can be used in the creation of a PIE. 

This resource can help you to create a PIE for your clients, in turn, increasing engagement and positive change. The format of the tool is engaging as the presenters use visuals, diagrams and hold a Q&A session – it may be a question which you may have had at some point! 

Your next steps to maintaining a PIE workplace for clients and staff

So, you’re here because you are interested in finding the best PIE training resources to take your PIE training to the next level. 

In this blog post, we have reminded you about the importance of PIE training for your organisation and have provided a list of top resources that can help you to solidify your existing knowledge, learn how to create a PIE, and implement tools to manage your well-being and your clients’.

We believe that PIE training can make a positive impact on your work environment and the lives of your patients. If you have not yet implemented a PIE in your organisation, your next step is to learn more about the importance of a Psychologically safe environment in avoiding the revolving door syndrome as well as in the workplace

And if after reading these blogs you still need some support in deciding whether PIE Training is for you or your organisation, do contact us as we will be more than happy to give you unbiased advice.

Msc Saiyuri Naidu is a Senior Assistant Psychologist at the RESET Health Group and an MSc Clinical Psychology Graduate with a special interest in trauma and how this can affect an individual’s mind and body.

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