Digging Deeper

For those ready to explore in more depth what the PIEs approach has for you - well done. You've come to the right place.

We'll assume that by now you'll have looked over the 'START HERE! 'pages (HERE); and you will be familiar with the 'Big Five' core themes of PIEs 2.0. But, just to recap:

  • Psychological awareness 101 :   HERE
  • Training and support 101 :   HERE
  • Learning and enquiry 101 :   HERE
  • Spaces of opportunity 101 :   HERE
  • The Three Rs 101  :   HERE


You will know the value, as we see it, of reflective practice (HERE); and how it can be encouraged and embedded (HERE) throughout your work.

You'll know how central relationships are; and where 'managing' or highlighting 'relationships' (HERE) fits. in the PIEs 2 model.

And there's a lot more in 'Some general advice' (HERE) on introducing the PIEs approach; which hopefully you've seen some of?


So now it's probably time for some more concrete practical inspiration. You might like to browse a little around the 'Case studies and practice examples' page* of this site : HERE

if you've not already found your way there, at some point do also check out the self assessment and service development process that we have developed, known (somewhat tongue in cheek) as the Pizazz (HERE).

You may well find some useful questions to ask yourself in the Pizazz Handbook, 'Useful Questions'HERE


And when you are ready, at some point you may want to get really up to date with where we are going in the future : HERE

Then let's maybe also look back, at some of the more general thinking behind all this.

  • For the advantages and disadvantages in aiming for a single framework for all complex needs work, see 'A single framework' : HERE.
  • For more on the gradual evolution of the PIE idea itself, see 'Is the PIE evolving?' (Summary): HERE.
  • And for more on the original development process for PIEs 2.0*, see: 'PIEs 2.0 - the development process': HERE.
  • Plus the wider principle of 'development in dialogue', and learning from each other : HERE


* Note that it is possible that we may yet see a newer version of the PIEs framework one day - we're calling it 'PIEs 3'.  Current thinking is that this is not likely soon; but if you are interested in wider systems and system change, do see the discussion on where we are currently, on the page called 'PIE 1, 2 - and 3?' HERE

You might also see the unsteady progress of a better categorising of examples and other practice issues, in the 'PIEs in practice' pages of this site : HERE

Background and useful links

Digging Deeper

A single framework : HERE

What's the Big Idea? : HERE

'Joined up thinking' : HERE


Getting practical

What psychology makes for a PIE? : HERE

What is 'an environment'? : HERE

Some general advice : HERE

Introducing the PIE approach : HERE

The Pizazz - on paper or on screen : HERE

Exploring the Pizazz (for PIE leads) : HERE 

The PIE Abacus: text and video briefings for PIE leads  : HERE


The Future

The Future of PIE and the PIElink: HERE

Digging deeper still : HERE

Fresh directions : HERE

Will there be a PIEs 3? : HERE


The evolving development of PIEs 2.0

PIEs 1 - the original account : HERE

Is the PIE evolving? (summary) : HERE

PIEs 2.0 - the basics : HERE

Where are relationships in PIEs 2.0? : HERE


More background

For an informal account of the expanded scope and overall purpose of PIEs 2.0

For more on the development of these areas, see

The cycles of practice-based learning HERE

Pizazz: A new and more customisable working framework for PIEs HERE

Pizazz: the work we now have to do ourselvesHERE


Other useful background reading/viewing

Is the PIE evolving? HERE

Memes: a cautionary tale HERE

Is the PIE just about homelessness? HERE

Psychologically informed environments and the enabling environments initiativHERE

In search on the enabling environmenHERE

Creating a Psychologically Informed Environment - assessment and ImplementatioHERE

A very brief introduction to the key elements of a PIE HERE

A very brief history of PIE HERE

A VERY brief future of PIE HERE

My cat is a built environment? : HERE