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DBI Programme Manager: Six Monthly Progress Report (Issue 5) Oct 2018 to Mar 2019

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 Organisations, Programme Board, Local DBI [...]

By |2019-09-11T10:08:37+00:00September 11th, 2019|General, Reports|Comments Off on DBI Programme Manager: Six Monthly Progress Report (Issue 5) Oct 2018 to Mar 2019

Young people give views on mental health pilot

Young people in the Borders took time to give their views on an innovative mental health pilot which supports those in distress. The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme is part of the Scottish Government’s mental health strategy and is a short-term intervention for people in distress/emotional pain who do not need emergency medical treatment, [...]

By |2019-08-16T16:04:26+00:00August 16th, 2019|General, Reports|Comments Off on Young people give views on mental health pilot

Aberdeen and Inverness welcome extension to 16&17-year-olds

The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) extension to 16 and 17-year-olds, has become live in Aberdeen and Inverness. It brings both pilot areas into line with the others on Borders and Lanarkshire which undertook the extension in May. DBI currently provides support to people aged 18 and over who present to emergency services and primary [...]

By |2019-08-01T15:08:51+00:00August 1st, 2019|General, Reports|Comments Off on Aberdeen and Inverness welcome extension to 16&17-year-olds

7th Distress Brief Intervention Gathering

The 7th DBI Gathering took place in Perth on 30th May 2019 with the theme for the event being “Evolution”, referring to Charles Darwin quote: “It is the long history of humankind that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed”  The gathering Marked another key landmark in DBI development with [...]

By |2019-07-16T13:10:49+00:00July 16th, 2019|General, Reports|Comments Off on 7th Distress Brief Intervention Gathering

DBI story to be shared at prestigious public health event

Dr John Mitchell, Principal Medical Officer Psychiatry within the Mental Health Directorate at the Scottish Government. The DBI programme will feature at the Faculty of Public Health: ‘Social Justice in Public Health’ annual conference in Dunblane on 28-29 November. Dr John Mitchell, (pictured) Principal Medical Officer Psychiatry within the Mental Health Directorate [...]

By |2019-07-09T11:49:54+00:00July 9th, 2019|General|Comments Off on DBI story to be shared at prestigious public health event

Penumbra to lead Distress Brief Intervention Associate Partnership in Moray

An Aberdeen pilot programme which helps those in distress is being extended to the wider Moray area. The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme is an innovative new service which provides early intervention to people in distress equipping them with the skills and support to manage the causes of their distress and reduce the possibility [...]

By |2019-06-07T09:49:54+00:00June 7th, 2019|General|Comments Off on Penumbra to lead Distress Brief Intervention Associate Partnership in Moray

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