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.)

Psychologically informed boundary setting

A PIE will aim to be flexible and responsive; but still there are boundaries, and always we must sometime, somewhere, draw the line.  Can we have limits to availability, support, tolerance; and confrontations, exclusions and even evictions, that build rather than end the centrality of healing relationships?

Can we have – or rather, how can we have – boundaries set with Psychological Awareness?  What thinking, what tools and techniques can we share?  If this is something that your own agency wants to work on – 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 please use the words 'boundaries' in your email title.

Further background reading/listening/viewing

PIElink pages

The other three PIEs community collaborations in this series are:

  1. Top-to-toe PIE embedding : HERE
  2. PIEs in general needs housing: HERE
  3. Finding a service user-friendly language: HERE


Library items: discussions

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

Risk and resilience: an interview with David Gill : HERE

Risk and resilience - the discussion continues : HERE

The drama triangle and its antidote (YouTube video): HERE

For argument's sake : HERE

Debating at the Urban AcademyHERE

Think swearing isn't big and clever? Think again : HERE

'Take a chance on me' : HERE


Supporting Positive Change Procedure : HERE

Wellness Recovery (WRAP plans) - extended versionHERE

Wellness Action Plans - staff version : HERE

Case studies

1011 Lansdowne (Inter-agency eviction avoidance protocol) :  HERE

The Bell Hotel supportive housing project : HERE

Wodehouse Eaves - dismantling the 'leaving care crisis' (with new postscript on 'time out') : HERE

St George's Crypt (with new commentary)  : HERE