WY-FI Project

West Yorkshire – Finding Independence | Supporting people with multiple needs

Stage 1

Introduction to Working with Complex Needs (2 days) Aims and Learning Outcomes

 Part 1 – Psychologically Informed Environments


To explore and understand the 6 key areas of PIE

At the end the course participants will have:

  • Begun to complete a PIE evaluation for their service
  • Looked at a psychological approach – Ladder for Life
  • Taken part in Reflective Practice

Part 2 – Introduction to Personality Disorder & Trauma Informed Practice


To provide participants with an overview of personality disorder & trauma informed practice

At the end this session, participants will:

  • Understand what personality disorder means
  • Have an overview of personality disorder diagnosis
  • Have been introduced to the concept of Trauma Informed Practice
  • Understand key principles of best practice

Part 3 – Risk Enablement


To revisit risk assessment and risk management as a means to getting the best out of situations for service users and their families.

At the end this session, participants will have: 

  • Revised the concept of risk and considered positive risk taking
  • Looked at practices that make dialogue and the recording of risk and recovery better

Part 4 – An introduction to challenging behaviour


To increase participants understanding of how and why challenging behaviour may present.

At the end the course participants will have: 

  • Identified different types of challenging behaviour
  • Considered factors which contribute towards challenging behaviour
  • Reflected on their own practice


Next page: Stage 2 – Working with Complex Needs (1 day each) Aims and Learning Outcomes
Complex needs training suite home page: Introduction and application page