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The PieLink Has Moved


The PIELink, as a practice exchange network for homelessness resettlement services and others wishing to develop as Psychologically Informed Environments - PIEs - has moved to our new home.

From Wednesday, 16th September 2015, all new development, any new articles, discussions, many new functions, will be on the new site:


But the video below is still largely accurate - at least, for now.....


  • For a brief introduction to the basic thinking behind the development of PIEs, try the box on the left, and/or the slightly longer version - the "handy guide" - below right.
  • For background papers and useful links, try the "Resources" area; this is where many of the published papers are.
  • Or to ask a question, or pass on some news, you can register, and then use the Blog posts.


Some areas of the site, and some of the content (published papers etc) are now only available to registered members. Registration is free. But the point of asking readers to register is in order to try to encourage some sense of an on-line community, to which all can contribute.

In principle, the site can manage text discussions between members. But it also can hold videos - such as "tours" of your services, or recent discussions and interviews with other staff and service users.

The point is: what did you think to share? Think "creative"....


NB: PieLink members can also create their own personal page, either for yourself or on behalf of the services you represent; and there you can tell others what you are doing; and/or what you are wanting to share.  Take a look at the Member Mapping pages, to see what is now in the pipeline.....


The Idea

What is a "PIE"?

For a "handy guide" see below

A psychologically informed environment is simply one that takes into account the psychological make-up - the thinking, emotions, personalities and past experience - of its participants, in the way it operates.

But all human social environments tend to do that to some degree (it's a natural human tendency). So we tend now to reserve the term for those environments that do so consciously, and with some particular purpose or goals in mind.

In the video below Robin Johnson shares his "handy guide" to being a PIE

See "The Big Idea" in the main menu for more of the history and the thinking behind the concept of a PIE. See "Resources, tools and ideas" for further exploration of this approach, in practical applications.


Well, to be honest, the time has now passed for feedback on this site. We have moved on.

From noon on Wednesday, September 9th, all new activity (bar a little pruning) will be on the new site: ;

So if you can't find what you were looking for here - try there!

Current PieLink members  will be simply passported through - as we know you are ok. And you can can now use the "Member profiles" there to tell us more about your interests, find others who share them, join or create a new forum - and much else besides.

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