The fourth theme is: Safety and Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs)

PIE takes into account the past experiences, emotional and mental needs and psychological makeup of the people living and working in that environment.

  • Examples where PIE has been used either in physical design or in working operation
  • The need for a better balance between the drive for ‘zero risk’ environments and spaces that can heal. How to get NHS Health Boards to implement changes to focus on psychological safety as well as physical safety. The need for clinicians to be able to assess risk and evaluate what risk management strategy is correct for the patient and their stage of journey. How can environments support this flexibility?
  • Examples of balancing the psychological safety with physical safety. What was the design process that managed this? What feedback and insights were collected?

Golden threads required for all conference presentations:

  • Promotion of Health and Wellbeing
  • Equality
  • Sustainable and Technological solutions

Please submit a 300-word abstract summarising the contents and main points of your proposed presentation. Presentations discussing a project or case study in a mental health setting should be submitted by the mental health provider, who should be the main speaker in the piece, with the contractor / architect / consultant etc., as the supporting speaker where required. This will be the key factor in presentations being accepted by the advisory group.

  • All presentations must be presented in English.
  • Presentations should be submitted under the name and with the contact details of the person intending to present them at Design in Mental Health 7-8 June 2023,Coventry Building Society Arena.
  • More than one presentation may be submitted by companies or individuals, but each presentation should be a separate submission.
  • Presentations will be selected on the basis of quality, originality and relevance to the Conference theme.
  • The Conference Committee cannot accept marketing-derived presentations, or those seeking to promote an individual, company, product or service.