St Basils has secured a Birmingham Voluntary Service Council contract to deliver the Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) training we have developed over the past 5 years to No Wrong Door, a group of networked agencies working together to ensure clients with multiple or complex needs can access a whole system of support through a single point of entry and that there is no ‘wrong door’.
A PIE organisation is designed to meet the emotional and psychological needs of service users in order to enable them to make positive changes in their lives.
St Basils became a ‘Psychologically Informed Environment’ in 2011 after it was identified that increasingly young people accessing services have more than one support need such as mental health issues as well as being homeless. Since then training has been compulsory for all staff and frontline support workers all engage in reflective practice sessions with other staff and professional Psychologists. This approach aims to enable staff to help young people build confidence and resilience so they are better equipped to tackle the challenges they face in order to achieve long-lasting and positive change.