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Minister for Mental Health visits Borders

Mental Health Minister, Clare Haughey MSP met with Borders DBI representatives at the Hive in Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, to commend them in helping the national project win a prestigious Scottish Health Award. Ms Haughey said: “I want to congratulate the whole team on the fantastic work they do to support people who are experiencing [...]

By |2019-12-19T09:43:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on Minister for Mental Health visits Borders

DBI wins prestigious Scottish Health Award

Frontline emergency staff were among those praised after a unique mental health project which helps those in distress won a prestigious Scottish Health Award. The hospital emergency department (ED), Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), primary care and third sector staff, were all singled out for their dedication to the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) [...]

By |2019-11-27T12:53:29+00:00November 15th, 2019|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on DBI wins prestigious Scottish Health Award

DBI visit to new associate programme members in Moray

The central DBI team made a visit to associate programme members in Moray.Pictured are (l-r) Martyn Beton, administrator Mental Health & Wellness Centre; Martin McCoy, DBI analyst; Jilly Addison, GP Llnk worker; Elizabeth Boyall, recovery practitioner (Peer) DBI Moray; Elaine Adam, relief recovery worker, Mental Health &Wellness Centre; Kevin O’Neill, DBI national programme manager; Yvonne [...]

By |2019-12-02T12:47:17+00:00November 8th, 2019|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on DBI visit to new associate programme members in Moray

DBI Gathering in Perth

Frontline experiences were at the heart of the recent DBI Gathering in Perth.The Gatherings are held every six months to give all partner agencies in all four pilot areas the chance to come together and share learning and experiences.One of the most popular and anticipated learning points at the each event is the real life [...]

By |2019-11-14T13:37:36+00:00November 1st, 2019|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on DBI Gathering in Perth

Ambulance staff enjoy DBI level 1 training

Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) staff underwent DBI level 1 DBI training at the SAS base in East Kilbride. Dr Jack Melson from the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing undertook the training and was joined by Lanarkshire DBI lead and mental health improvement manager John Truesdale. Dr Jack Melson (right) joins Lanarkshire [...]

By |2019-10-30T15:27:52+00:00October 24th, 2019|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on Ambulance staff enjoy DBI level 1 training

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