DBI users’ personal stories
Some of those who have been supported by DBI have kindly allowed us to share their experience of the programme.
The stories are from all four pilot areas and the personal details of each individual have been removed to protect their anonymity.
References to DBI Part 1 refers to the frontline emergency department, police officer, paramedic and GP staff who an individual in distress will come into contact with before they are referred.
Part 2 is when the person in distress is referred to the DBI service in their local area to receive support from a DBI practitioner.
All individuals referred to DBI are asked to rate their level of distress at first contact on a scale of zero to ten – with zero a very low and 10 a very high level of distress.
They are asked the same question at the end of their 14 day support.