Making It Count: delivering and researching Psychologically Informed Environments

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Advancing understanding of psychologically informed support for homeless people and those living in supported housing.

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Psychological and mental health problems affect large numbers of people experiencing homelessness or those in supported housing. The affects of high levels of neglect, abuse and traumatic experiences in childhood continue through into adult life. In spite of the complexity people face, and the years of trauma they have experienced, adopting a psychologically informed approach enables people to evolve and move on.

There is growing interest in developing Psychologically Informed Environments in services. However to date there is a limited evidence base and further research into efficacy is needed. By hearing the issues and what works in practice, and being a part of this research community, you have the potential to inform future commissioning decisions, shape the wider multiple complex needs system and improve the effectiveness of interventions in practice to better meet the needs of those with multiple and complex needs.

This one-day national summit will bring together stakeholders from mental health, homelessness and supported housing providers, commissioners and researchers to advance understanding of psychologically informed support and address the psychological and emotional issues faced by those experiencing homelessness or living in supported accommodation.

There is no single formula to making it work; this event will share different approaches that can be applied to suit individual contexts.

This event is brought to you through a partnership of Homeless Link, Mental Health Foundation, PIELink’s community of practice and the University of Southampton

This event will:

  • Improve practitioners’ understanding of psychologically informed practice, how this approach can be implemented, how staff can be supported to operate according to PIE and the impact this can have on service delivery
  • Illustrate the importance to providers of effectively evaluating and evidencing their PIE in terms of staff and service-user change to inform service provision and future commissioning and research
  • Enable you to use the knowledge gained around effective interventions and apply these approaches to fit your individual context
  • Create a pool of practitioners who understand the research requirements for strengthening the evidence base of PIE impact and effectiveness
  • Share methods of evaluation to support practitioners to develop evaluation skills
  • Enable academics to understand what methods are effective in practice to inform future research and become a part of this cutting edge area of research
  • Benefit commissioners by hearing what meaningful outcomes PIE services can deliver, according to evidence based practice
  • Allow the audience to build contacts and network with other sectors

Event booking


Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
Kings Cross

The venue is located a short walk from King’s Cross, St. Pancras and Euston stations. For more directions and a map please click here.

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Kate Alaway

Conference and events manager

Kate manages our national programme of events that address the latest topics of interest in the homelessness sector. The events include our annual conference, one-day conferences, parliamentary reception and our rolling programme of webinars.

Telephone: 020 7840 4461
Twitter: @ConferenceKate

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