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Penumbra Distress Brief Intervention Service

Last updated: 12th July 2024

Type of service:


Need supported:

  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personal Development


The Service is a two-tiered response; a Level 1 response from GP surgery staff/police Scotland/Mental health nurses and Level 2 supportive interventions delivered by Penumbra DBI. DBI responds to a referral made from level 1 staff on behalf of a person experiencing distress, with the provision of time limited support within 24 hours. The Service then provides community-based problem-solving support, wellness and distress management planning, supported connections and signposting for a period of up to 14 days.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Other

Any gender, 16+, must be living in Perth and Kinross, Dundee or Angus. Any level 1 trained staff. Closed referral pathway.

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