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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 |2019-11-15T16:11:27+00:00November 15th, 2019|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on DBI wins prestigious Scottish Health Award

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

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