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 [...]
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 [...]
Emergency department staff at University Hospital Wishaw recently completed their level 1 DBI training. One of those present was Carrie Fleming (third left in photo) who said she was now looking forward to putting her level 1 training into practice.