The PARC Project - County Wicklow, Ireland

The “PARC” Project:

Evaluating an Advanced Mental Health Nurse Practice Candidate Project Supported by Mental Health Nursing, Consultant Psychiatrist’ and the CMHT within the North Sector Service of Community Healthcare East.


To show that an Advanced Nurse Practitioner Candidate could effectively examine, assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe and make referrals for service users referred to the local mental health services.

The Decider Skills was one of the available interventions.


"Provision of Psychosocial Assessment by ANPC, CBT and Decider Skills provided by MHN to SU/P within both secondary and primary care are useful and effective. Both the quantitative and qualitative data that was analysed for those SU/P that engaged and completed CBT and Decider Skills indicated a high level of SU/P satisfaction and improved functioning in all CORE – OM measures."

Read the full report here.

Kintore Primary School


Gwen Robertson

Dental Clinic & The Decider





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


The Decider Life Skills Feedback

Read views of some of our clients from our Life skills workshops


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