Winning Strategies for Mental Health

The Decider Skills use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to teach children, young people and adults the skills to recognise their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours, enabling them to monitor and manage their own emotions and mental health.

Complex psychological theory has been distilled into highly effective, evidence based skills for individuals and organisations.  

Manuals, handbooks, posters, workshops, training videos, apps, downloadable resources  provide a complete programme.  We also provide ONLINE TRAINING for clinicians and educators, and ONLINE COURSES for self help.

Teaching The Decider Life Skills remotely

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Online resources for professionals

The Decider Skills web app


Welcome to The Decider (video)

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We have used our clinical expertise and proven strategies to enable both experts and non-experts to effectively teach the skills required to proactively reduce the impact of emotional distress.



Help and resources for teaching The Decider Life Skills remotely

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For Clinicians

Therapeutic Skills

32 skills: Intervention and treatment strategies for clients with mental health problems.

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For Proactive Mental Health

Life Skills

12 skills: Proactive mental health strategies for children, young people and adults to promote mental health.

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The Decider Skills are used in health, education, prison, employment, charities and social settings:

Distress Tolerance

Skills to tolerate and accept emotional emergencies.


Skills to experience the present moment more fully, enabling us to choose our focus of attention.

Emotion Regulation

Skills to recognise and name, monitor and manage our emotions, and make wise choices.

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Skills to improve communication and interpersonal relationships.

Proactive, preventative and treatment

A positive approach to mental health and wellbeing for children, young people and adults.

Increased coping and confidence

Living a more skilful, less impulsive life.

We are Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists who have worked in mental health for over 35 years. We developed The Decider Skills in response to an identified service need.

Client feedback was included to develop this structured, evidence-based skills programme. The aim was to reduce impulsivity whilst increasing resilience and confidence. The Decider Skills are delivered in an original, fun and creative style, making them easy to learn and easy to teach.