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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

DBI helps 1000th person

(l-r) Julie Robertson; Lorna Bruce, NHS Lanarkshire senior nurse mental health and learning disabilities; Lise Axford; Tracey Lochrie, Scottish Ambulance Service paramedic. The DBI programme has recently helped its 1000th person. Kevin O’Neill, national DBI programme manager, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and it means that over 1000 people have benefited [...]

By |2018-09-20T14:36:49+00:00September 13th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Scottish Government support to expand DBI to under 18s

The Scottish Government confirmed its commitment to expand the DBI programme pilots during 2019 to include people under 18 as part of its programme for Government 2018-2019. It was included in the document titled: Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow: The Government’s Programme for Scotland 2018-19, which was published on the 4 September 2018. [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:55:39+00:00September 13th, 2018|General|0 Comments