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Psychological safety

July 2, 2020
"Without psychological safety we limit possibility"  C Ritchie 2020 I once asked, at a senior managers meeting, if expecting the inhabitants of a hostel for people with recent histories of sleeping rough to stop smoking cigarettes was the best use of the councils  ...
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PIE in Practice

October 27, 2019

A letter to the PIE lady

"My flaw was ignorance. I hadn’t properly considered how the minute things are actually massive to others." Powerful words from a member of staff shortly after attending my training earlier this year. "What a massive change this had for Pete and also for me.” Below ...
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The power of retreating

December 22, 2018

Christmas day in silence

“That’s sounds lovely” is the first response. Followed by a dropping of the jaw and widening of the eyes, sometimes accompanied by a grimace “Why?” or, somewhat ironically, stunned silence when I add that I will not be engaging in conversations about turkey or pres...
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The Impact of Austerity

December 1, 2018

The Challenges to Implementing PIE

”It’s not about the money,” Jessie J sang to us in 2011” it’s not about the money, money, money” I don’t think she was talking about PIE but she could have been. You don’t need an injection of cash to become a psychologically informed, trauma responsive envir...
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Meet Annie and Foxy

November 17, 2018

Dealing with disruption

November 17, 2018

Challenges to implementing PIE: Managing change

In this blog, 3rd in the series, I have taken a different approach to talking about how we can manage change. There’s a raft of information on how to do this, you don’t need me to repeat it. Instead I want to look at this only constant through a period of my own, persona...
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Challenges to implementing PIE: Time

This blog, second in the series considers that old father of ours, time.  It acknowledges that becoming a PIE takes a serious amount of the stuff and poses 3 questions to help us re-evaluate if we are making best use of our current supply.  “Time” as one of my ...
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1. Commissioning 2. Managing change3. Competing demands on time4. Impact of Austerity5. Evidencing Impact6. Choosing your psychological approach Six of the key challenges to becoming a psychologically or trauma informed environment.[1]  In this series of blogs, I’ll b...
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In the beginning....

August 25, 2018
Women making social impact https://www.ogunte.com/blog/pr......
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The Power of PIE

August 19, 2018
Putting relationships at the heart of service provision can make the difference between success and failure in attempts to support people out of homelessness.  In this blog, first written for Homeless Link in 2014 Claire describes her belief in the power of PIE to help ...
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