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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

2019 sees 2019th DBI referral

The start of 2019 saw the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) in Inverness make the 2019th DBI referral. It was a hugely significant moment as 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for the DBI pilot programme with it entering its second full year of implementation and plans put in place to take [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:42:40+00:00January 30th, 2019|General|Comments Off on 2019 sees 2019th DBI referral

DBI Programme Manager: Six Monthly Progress Report (Issue 4) Apr 2018-Sept 2018

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 [...]

By |2019-02-21T09:20:02+00:00January 24th, 2019|General, Reports|Comments Off on DBI Programme Manager: Six Monthly Progress Report (Issue 4) Apr 2018-Sept 2018

Happy DBI birthday Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire

Partners in the Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme celebrated one full year of connected, compassionate support. It is exactly a year to the day that the DBI programme went live in North Lanarkshire. Morag Dendy, interim head of planning performance and quality assurance, at Health and Social care [...]

By |2018-11-22T17:00:48+00:00November 22nd, 2018|General|Comments Off on Happy DBI birthday Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire

Minister for Mental Health visits Police Scotland training base

The Minister for Mental Health visited the Police Scotland Training and Recruitment Centre at Jackton in East Kilbride to find out more about DBI. The visit by Clare Haughey MSP also coincided with the first anniversary of all four DBI pilot areas going live and making DBI referrals. During the visit, the Minister met [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:12:10+00:00October 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Minister for Mental Health visits Police Scotland training base

First birthday celebrations at sixth Gathering

The sixth DBI Gathering took place in Perth on 25 October 2018. Niall Kearney, head of Mental Health Improvement at the Scottish Government, opened the event by welcoming guests from the frontline and level 2 provider organisations supporting DBI. Among the updates were Dr Jack Melson, research associate at the University of Glasgow, on [...]

By |2018-11-21T13:57:02+00:00October 26th, 2018|General|Comments Off on First birthday celebrations at sixth Gathering

Visit by chair of Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group

DBI group: Representatives from University Hospital Hairmyres emergency department, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, and North and South Lanarkshire level 2 providers are joined by Rose Fitzpatrick, chair of Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (front, four from right). Rose Fitzpatrick, chair of Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group, visited University Hospital [...]

By |2018-09-20T15:08:38+00:00September 20th, 2018|General|Comments Off on Visit by chair of Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group