PIEs community on-line working groups.

As part of the continuous learning and evolution of the PIEs approach itself, for 2021 we wish to launch further PIEs community collaborations, to explore developments and emerging issues in PIEs practice.  We are now inviting contributions to four new on-line working groups.

(Please note: you will need to be registered and logged in, to access items from the members' Library.)


Finding a service user-friendly language

The PIE approach has given new impetus to listening to and learning from the client; and many services now want to involve service users as a group, in helping to chart their way forward.  But the language of PIEs, and the Pizazz  – even the original PIEs 2.0 framework – is still largely described in the language of service providers, commissioners and researchers.

The PIE Abacus development now allows us to create a more ‘street language' Pizazz, to run in parallel with the self assessments and future planning of services – including service users in local needs and strengths audits, for a ‘PIE of pathways’. We already have some early drafting of ideas that we would like to share, to make this, too, a full community of practice development.

If this is a challenge that appeals to you – or to your service users – just contact us.

This page will then be the site for PIElink members' contributions to the discussions. Here we will have links to any material sent in, or other resources, for sharing.  We begin with a few items already in the PIElink Library.

To get involved, email HERE: and use the word 'language' in your email title.

Further reading, listening and viewing

PIElink pages

PIEs 1, 2 - and 3? : HERE

Service users' PIE assessments : HERE

Plus the other three PIEs community collaborations in this series are:

  1. Psychologically informed boundary setting : HERE
  2. Top-to-toe PIE embedding : HERE
  3. PIEs in general needs housing: HERE


Library items

(Please note: you will need to be registered and logged in, to access items from the members' Library.)

The language of lived experience : HERE

The democracy of pidgin : HERE 

A Service users' rating of psychological awareness in services (draft) :  HERE