“This course has genuinely changed my life. Two decades of mental health issues and this was the turning point for me. I was given the tools to identify why I acted and felt the way I did..."

The Decider Skills are helping people every day proactively manage their own mental health and well-being. Here are some of their stories.

Fred, 60, Severe Depression

Fred presented as restless and agitated, crying, not sleeping, irritable, hard to concentrate, preoccupied, helpless, numb empty and despairing.

Over 20 years, he attempted suicide four times. He was reluctant to engage in therapy. Eventually he was referred for individual cognitive behavioural therapy.

After a structured CBT approach, he attended a Decider Skills 10 week course.

Here Fred tells us how helpful he has found The Decider Skills.

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Catriona's Story

Catriona sent us her story as part of our October 2021 competition


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Heather's Social Post

Heather's Social Media Post - sent to us by Heather for our October 2021 competition

Kim's Story

Kim learned The Decider Skills from her mental health nurse in Scotland.  She emailed us to tell us about her experiences of learning the skills after many years of challenges including addiction.

She said: "This course has genuinely changed my life.... thank you so much for developing this amazing and genuinely life saving set of skills."

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Jamie's Poem

Jamie learned The Decider Skills whist an inmate of Guernsey Prison. 

He went on to turn his life around by putting the skills into practice in his daily life. 

He sent us this poem that he wrote about using The Decider Skills

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Jane, 43, Anxiety

Jane suffered from panic and anxiety all her life, which appeared to be a result of her traumatic early life experiences.

Following psycho-education, understanding and normalising anxiety and a programme of graded exposure and re-socialisation, she was sent to a Decider Skills Group.

This is her story.

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