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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 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

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