Psychological and mental health problems affect large numbers of people experiencing homelessness. The affects of high levels of neglect, abuse and traumatic experiences in childhood continue through into adult life. In spite of the complexity people face, and the years of trauma they have experienced, adopting a psychologically informed approach enables people to evolve and move on.
There is growing interest in developing Psychologically Informed Environments in services. However to date there is a limited evidence base and further research into efficacy is needed. By hearing the issues and what works in practice, and being a part of this research community, you have the potential to inform future commissioning decisions, shape the wider multiple complex needs system and improve the effectiveness of interventions in practice to better meet the needs of those with multiple and complex needs.
This one-day national summit will bring together stakeholders from homelessness and mental health charities, commissioners and researchers to address the psychological and emotional issues faced by those experiencing homelessness, and to advance understanding of psychologically informed support for homeless people.
There is no single formula to making it work; this event will share different approaches that can be applied to suit individual contexts.
This event is brought to you through of partnership of Homeless Link, Mental Health Foundation, PIELink’s community of practice and the University of Southampton.