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Humble PIE: this is just the beginning

Anna Tickle (Framework and Opportunity Nottingham, Nottingham, UK and Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK)

Housing, Care and Support

ISSN: 1460-8790

Article publication date: 1 July 2022

Issue publication date: 25 November 2022




This study aims to share reflections on psychologically informed practice and research that has taken place within Opportunity Nottingham and in collaboration with local hostels and agencies. This study conveys a call to action to all stakeholders not to be complacent, but to use learning from Fulfilling Lives as a foundation for future developments.


This study will use the psychologically informed environments (PIEs) 2.0 elements to structure points of learning from working within Opportunity Nottingham, drawing on wider literature as appropriate. This will allow focus on core areas of interest for all stakeholders and illustrate how the PIE elements can be embedded in thinking.


Research-informed reflections from a Fulfilling Lives Clinical Psychologist will be offered across the domains of: psychological awareness; staff training and support; learning and enquiry; spaces of opportunity; and rules, roles and responsiveness.


To the best of the author’s knowledge, this will be the first paper to use PIE domains to structure a reflective account of learning from a Fulfilling Lives project, contextualised within broader literature.



Tickle, A. (2022), "Humble PIE: this is just the beginning", Housing, Care and Support, Vol. 25 No. 3/4, pp. 190-203.



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