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.

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Case Study One

How police, emergency department staff and DBI helped a young woman cope with loss.
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Case Study Two

How the police and DBI helped divert a young man from crime.
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Case Study Three

How a GP and DBI helped a woman address historical personal issues.
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Case Study Four

How the Scottish Ambulance Service and DBI helped an older man and his wife become more independent.
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Case Study Five

Emergency department staff and DBI help a man reconnect with his family.
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Case Study Six

How a GP and DBI helped a woman regain her self-esteem.
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Case Study Seven

How a GP and DBI helped a young student identify a long standing health problem.
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Case Study Eight

How police officers and DBI helped a middle-aged man address his suicidal thoughts.
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Date added : 02-03-2020