Youth Work Leader

"There isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t use The Decider Life Skills with our young people. The variety of skills showed in the handbook ensures that each person can select the skills that work for their individual needs. The trainers book is just as clearly written as the young person's handbook, which makes it really simple to teach with individuals or small groups." EC

Lead Mental Health Nurse / Family Therapist - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

"The Decider Skills offer a fun and interactive opportunity to engage young people and their families in a DBT skills approach without the formality of “textbook” DBT . I would highly recommend them to other CAMHS teams . The Life Skills are a gift for all and I would advocate that they should be incorporated into the education curriculum within PHSE lessons."   SM

Mental Health Charity

"The Decider Life Skills are at the forefront of a revolution in how we think about mental health. The skills are straightforward, practical and fun which makes them easier to remember when we’re under stress. I use them with clients, with my children and for myself. EL

Children's Charity

"The Decider Life Skills are a really helpful way to engage children and young people in discussions around their mental wellbeing and emotional health. Not only is the handbook clear, it is fun and engaging too.RC

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, CAMHS

"The Decider Skills have been very useful in helping the young people and adolescents we see, who struggle with regulating their emotions. The skills are effective and memorable."  TH

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Adult Primary Care

"I regularly incorporate The Decider Life Skills into my therapy sessions.  The Decider Life Skills are simple, but very effective practical skills that can be used by everyone.  Many of my clients have reported that they have found the skills very useful and helpful in managing their difficulties."  LF

High School Teacher

"We've been using The Decider Life Skills for over a year now at school and have seen a marked improvement in the way that the students tackle difficulties in their everyday life. The Decider Life Skills have been a really fun way to teach the students (and ourselves!) to take responsibility for their emotions and actions and to act in a more thoughtful way. The visuals really help in our class as an instant reminder of each skill and the whole package has just made teaching about mental health and wellbeing so simple and fun."   LV

Primary School Headteacher (after implementing The Decider Life Skills throughout the school - read report here)

“The children’s responses were so positive- all noting substantial changes in their capacity to manage emotions. Wow! The strength and value in this, is having a whole school language for children to articulate their feelings. It is used across the school, in managing situations."

Feedback for The Decider Skills

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Kintore Primary School


Gwen Robertson

Dental Clinic & The Decider




The PARC Project



This page offers a guide to teaching The Decider Skills remotely


Tara Doherty and Ruth Martin

The Decider Skills via Zoom

The Decider Skills - a review of teaching The Decider Skills remotely via Zoom during the 2020 lockdown


Mental health problems in children and young people - July 2018

1 in 10 of all children have 5-16 have a diagnosed mental health problem. 50% of all mental health problems established by age 14 and 75% by age 18.


Dr David Briggs 2019

Forensic Psychologist Feedback

Feedback from a forensic clinical psychologist


Feedback for The Decider Skills

Using The Decider Skills in clinical practice


Online Training Feedback

Read feedback from some of our clients who have benefitted from the Decider programme online skills


Feedback from service users

Read examples of the feedback we have received from those with mental health problems who have learned The Decider Skills as part of their treatment.


Guernsey Childrens' Services

CYPS staff attended one of a series of one day workshop during 2015


RCT in Guernsey Primary Schools

During the academic year 2019 - 2020 several Guernsey primary schools are implementing The Life Skills into their schools using The Life Skills Good2Go videos


Mental Health Practice Journal

The Decider Skills in Mental Health Practice journal


The Decider Information Poster

All the necessary information about The Decider on one A4 sheet !


Mental Health Nurses of the Year BJN award 2015

CBT Today magazine featured Michelle and Carol in September 2015 after they won the British Journal of Nursing's national award


ICCI 25th Anniversary Award

Michelle and Carol were awarded the Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands 25th Anniversary Health Bursary award in November 2015


CIPD Human Resources Workshop

Guernsey Press article about a local workshop for human resources professionals


Scottish Patient Safety Program debate in Scottish Parliament

Maree Todd from the SNP, a former Pharmacist took part in a debate around the alternatives to medication