Website focussing on connected, compassionate support now live
Published: Monday, 15 January 2018
A website supporting a national mental health programme that seeks to deliver connected, compassionate support is now live.
Distress Brief Interventions (DBIs) are an innovative way of supporting people in distress.
The need to improve the response to people in distress has been strongly advocated by people who have experience of distress – and by front line service providers and is supported through a review of available literature .
The DBI Programme is a 53 month (November 2016 to March 2021) initiative which emerged from the Scottish Government’s work on the Suicide Prevention and Mental Health strategies which showed that people in distress require improved co-ordination across agencies, quicker access to support and more consistency in the compassion they receive.
The respective North and South Health and Social Care Partnerships in Lanarkshire join four areas (Aberdeen, Borders and Inverness) across Scotland as a test site for the programme.
For more background, latest news and developments about DBI, visit the website - www.dbi.scot - today.