The Decider Skills Workshops

The Decider Skills workshops run over 2 full days, starting with an introduction about The Decider and The Lifejacket Metaphor on the first half day.

Michelle and Carol then demonstrate how they teach and present all 32 skills.  There are group discussions and opportunities to share ideas about how participants might teach the skills to their client group.

The workshop is fun, creative and innovative...and probably very unlike anything you've attended before!

The aim is to demonstrate to clinicians how they can use the skills effectively within their professional practice, both in groups and with individuals.  Participants also find the skills very useful for their own personal lives.

The workshops are for everyone who works with people with mental health problems, including:  mental health nurses, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, support workers, nursing assistants, volunteers, social workers, probation and prison staff, therapists and consultant service users.

We recommend at least 2 individuals from a team attend the workshop together.


We come to you to deliver the training. 

You provide the teaching room, the participants, the presentation facilities (computer, speakers, white board) and refreshments.

We provide 40 copes of The Decider: A Skills Manual, although the number of attendees is dependent on the venue and facilities.


2 day workshop (including 40 manuals, our travel and accommodation) in mainland UK:

£5 000 = £125 per person for 40 people (Authorised Trainer rate)

£ 6 500 for 40 people (Michelle and Carol rate)

See this page for information about workshops in Ireland.

The Decider Authorised Trainers are now able to run workshops on our behalf.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange a workshop - we will put you in touch with our Authorised Trainers for your area.

Click here for information about The Decider Life Skills (1 day) workshops

Download The Decider workshops information leaflet

Download The Decider brochure

See here for workshop feedback


Once a year or so, we arrange and offer an open 2 day workshop to enable individuals or groups of people to attend.

We will update this page with dates of any planned workshops, or  enter your email address here to be kept informed of future workshop dates.

We have no current plans for an open workshop.

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All rights reserved.  The 2 day workshops equip clinicians with a manual, ideas and a structure for teaching and enabling their clients to use the skills effectively.  The clinicians are encouraged to use The Decider material and resources for therapy purposes only.  The workshop does not enable or licence clinicians to teach other professionals in workshops or seminars or to otherwise use or commercially exploit The Decider materials in any way.