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 [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
Meet the new DBI team in the Highlands. The team, based in Inverness are (l-r) DBI project manager Helen Moore, DBI coordinators Lisa Anderson and Kim Haines.