Monthly Archives: May 2019

DBI extension begins in Lanarkshire and Borders

Today (31 May 2019) the DBI programme was extended to include 16 and 17-year-olds in Lanarkshire and the Borders. It now means the connected, compassionate support which DBI-trained staff provide to those in distress, is now available to 16 and 17-year-olds in Lanarkshire and the Borders. The extension will take place in Aberdeen and [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:11:36+00:00May 31st, 2019|General|Comments Off on DBI extension begins in Lanarkshire and Borders

Programme extension training for Level 2 providers

DBI Level 2 providers in Lanarkshire – Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health, The Richmond Fellowship and Lifelink – received updated training from Dr Rory O'Connor and Dr Jack Melson from the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health & Wellbeing, as part of the DBI programme’s extension to include 16 and 17-year-olds. [...]

By |2019-06-06T13:42:16+00:00May 29th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Programme extension training for Level 2 providers

DBI invited to Alliance Scotland annual conference

Representatives from some of the national DBI programme partners – Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS24 and Support in Mind Scotland – joined DBI programme manager Kevin O’Neill to run a workshop for delegates at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland annual conference at Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. The workshop [...]

By |2019-06-06T16:16:00+00:00May 21st, 2019|General|Comments Off on DBI invited to Alliance Scotland annual conference

DBI service user praises project

A Lanarkshire woman has praised DBI saying it’s helped ‘change her life’. Julia Stachurska, 19, reached a very low point in her life last summer after a series of personal setbacks took their toll on her mental health resulting in her attempting to end her life. Thankfully Julia’s mother intervened and took her to [...]

By |2019-05-20T14:35:08+00:00May 20th, 2019|General|Comments Off on DBI service user praises project

Distress Brief Intervention programme available to 16 and 17-year-olds

Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey MSP has announced the DBI project will be extended to 16 and 17-year-olds across the four pilot areas. Currently operating across Lanarkshire, the Borders, Inverness and Aberdeen, it provides support to people aged 18 and over who present to emergency services and primary care in distress or emotional pain. [...]

By |2019-05-20T14:17:36+00:00May 20th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Distress Brief Intervention programme available to 16 and 17-year-olds

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Annual Report: Personalising Realistic Medicine 2017-18

The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland align DBI so closely with Realistic Medicine and careful kind and compassionate responses an ever increasing thread running through so many related programmes. Mental health is featured strongly, early on in the report, with illustrations of careful and kind ‘medicine’. The report is well worth a full read, with [...]

By |2019-05-03T09:00:50+00:00May 3rd, 2019|General, Reports|Comments Off on Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Annual Report: Personalising Realistic Medicine 2017-18