Distress Brief Intervention pilot programme: evaluation

This report presents a realist evaluation of the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme. DBI has been successful in offering support to those in distress, and has contributed to peoples’ ability to manage and reduce their distress in the short term, and for some in the longer term.

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11 Glossary

DBI Central Team: Hosted by the lead delivery agency for the DBI Programme, Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership. Consists of the DBI Programme Manager, the DBI Principal Information Analyst, the DBI Administrator and the DBI Communications Officer.

DBI Gathering: Twice yearly event, providing a forum for knowledge exchange and information sharing for all those involved in the DBI programme nationally and locally, along with key collaborators.

DBI Level 2 Providers' Forum: Forum to provide peer support and facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experience and solutions across commissioned Level 2 providers.

DBI Programme Board: Oversees implementation of the programme in line with agreed objectives. Reports to the Scottish Government.

D-MaP (Distress Management Plan): Resource to guide the DBI Level 2 process and allow notes to be recorded on the individual's current and future management of their distress.

Mixed method approach: Combines quantitative and qualitative research and allows the synthesis of data based on statistical information with more in-depth data from interviews and focus groups.

VPD: Police Scotland's Vulnerable Persons Database.


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