Psychologically Informed Environments
What is this intervention?
Psychologically informed environments (PIE) are services that are designed and delivered in a way that takes into account the emotional and psychological needs of the individuals using them and working in them. Any service working with vulnerable people can become a PIE and a wide range of homelessness services have adopted the model. Examples of features of a PIE are psychological awareness, staff training and support, and a learning approach.
What is its goal?
The aim of a PIE is to improve the psychological and emotional wellbeing of people accessing, or working in, the service. The intended outcomes for service users include improvements in emotional and mental wellbeing, improved relationships with others, and reduced maladaptive coping strategies.