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Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) Programme marks three years of service

Tuesday 30th June, marked two special events for Scotland's DBI programme, its third anniversary; coupled with the news that programmes team members had assisted its 8,000th person in distress. The DBI programme has built the vision of connected compassionate support, through a large and far reaching national and regional distress collaboration between NHS24, health [...]

By |2020-06-30T09:41:59+00:00June 30th, 2020|General|Comments Off on Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) Programme marks three years of service

DBI goes national

From Monday 8th of June, anyone who phones NHS24 Mental Hub from anywhere in Scotland can be referred to the Distress Brief Intervention Programme (DBI) for further support, when appropriate. This follows an announcement in April by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, about this expansion, as part of the Scottish Government’s support for [...]

By |2020-06-09T13:50:04+00:00June 8th, 2020|General, Reports|Comments Off on DBI goes national

New mental health support – DBI Helping people cope during COVID-19

Additional support to help people look after their mental health and wellbeing during and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.The support includes an investment of more than £1 million towards the expansion of the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme to help people in distress, and the launch of [...]

By |2020-04-14T13:33:44+00:00April 14th, 2020|General, Reports|Comments Off on New mental health support – DBI Helping people cope during COVID-19

DBI Programme Manager: Six Monthly Progress Report (Issue 6) Apr19-Sept19

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 [...]

By |2020-03-20T09:36:43+00:00March 20th, 2020|General, Reports|Comments Off on DBI Programme Manager: Six Monthly Progress Report (Issue 6) Apr19-Sept19

Interim evaluation shows DBI helping people in distress

An independent interim evaluation of a ground breaking mental health pilot suggests it could be helping to prevent some suicidal behaviour. The interim evaluation looked at the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme which is a short-term intervention for people in distress/emotional pain who do not need emergency medical treatment, but who present in settings [...]

By |2020-01-27T15:06:44+00:00January 27th, 2020|General, News, Reports|Comments Off on Interim evaluation shows DBI helping people in distress

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