Monthly Archives: December 2017


Minister for Mental Health Visits Emergency Department to See DBI in Action

The Minister for Mental Health Maureen Watt visited University Hospital Hairmyres to hear about a ground breaking pilot project which is reducing levels of distress. The Distress Brief Intervention Programme (DBI) is the first programme of its kind in the world which provides a time limited and supportive problem solving contact with an individual who [...]

By |2017-12-15T09:48:41+00:00December 15th, 2017|General|0 Comments

DBI Programme Overview – December 2017- Issue 2

1. Introduction Distress Brief Interventions (DBIs) are an innovative way of supporting people in distress. The DBI approach emerged from the Scottish Government’s work on the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health strategies1. The need to improve the response to people presenting in distress has been strongly advocated by people who have experience of distress - [...]

By |2017-12-15T13:16:03+00:00December 14th, 2017|Aim, Background, General|0 Comments

None of Us are as Smart as All of Us – DBI Gathering 4

The 4th DBI Gathering took place in Perth on 26th October 2017.  This twice yearly Gathering brings all of those involved in the DBI Programme nationally and locally together with key collaborators.   DBI Gatherings help strengthen collaborative links with local partnership leads to ensure strong linkage across the programme delivery. The Gathering marked a number of key landmarks [...]

By |2017-12-13T09:32:04+00:00December 12th, 2017|General|0 Comments

DBI Ready, DBI Steady, DBI Go!!!

DBI Learnpro Module: The University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health & Wellbeing has led a systematic programme of developing, testing and refining both the DBI Level 1 on-line training and face to face training with over 100 front-line staff already trained. In addition, all four partnership test sites now have their [...]

By |2017-12-12T16:19:40+00:00December 12th, 2017|General|0 Comments

DBI Programme Manager: Six Monthly Progress Report 2 (July 2017- November 2017)

DBI Programme Manager, Kevin O’Neill is required to produce a six monthly progress report to the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) Programme Board in support of the effective governance and implementation of the DBI programme.Kevin would like to take this opportunity to thank the Scottish Government, DBI Central Team, Host Organisation, Programme Board, Local DBI Implementation [...]

By |2017-12-15T13:20:10+00:00December 11th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Hairmyres Hospital emergency department: Distress Brief Intervention

Staff from the emergency department at University Hospital Hairmyres took time to explain the benefits of the DBI programme following a pilot within their department. They explained how DBI training had helped them better support individuals who presented in distress. Hear their thoughts on this video.

By |2017-12-08T11:23:19+00:00December 8th, 2017|General|0 Comments