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DBI programme shortlisted for two Scottish Health Awards

The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme has been announced in two categories for the prestigious Scottish Health Awards. The programme has made it to the final stage in the ‘Care for Mental Health’ and ‘Integrated Care’ categories at the 2019 event, the final of which will take place next month. Hundreds of submissions were [...]

By |2019-10-30T14:37:39+00:00October 23rd, 2019|General, Reports|Comments Off on DBI programme shortlisted for two Scottish Health Awards

GPs undertake DBI level 1 training

GPs from the Tinto Practice based in Airdrie Community Health Centre found the time to undergo level 1 DBI training. All agreed afterwards that it had been a worthwhile use of their time and that DBI could help support many of their patients. Lanarkshire DBI lead and mental health improvement manager John Truesdale undertook [...]

By |2019-10-30T14:58:27+00:00October 17th, 2019|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on GPs undertake DBI level 1 training

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