The Skills will be extremely useful in the days and months ahead helping people to recognise their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours, allowing them to manage their own emotions and mental health and providing a common shared language to promote effective communication.

If you are supporting clients or students remotely using computer live streaming, telephone contact, setting work to do at home etc, then we trust you will find this guide helpful.

SEE BELOW FOR ALL ONLINE SOLUTIONS.

 

LEARNING THE DECIDER SKILLS

ONLINE TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS here

THE DECIDER SKILLS FOR SELF HELP online course here

Contact us for details about using the Self Help online course for your clients

 

 

 

Teaching The Decider Skills remotely to your clients:

FOR YOU

  • Use your manual to guide you
  • When teaching the 12 Life Skills, plan 7 sessions of approx 30 mins per session 
  • Session 1. Teach The Fizz and The Bubble-man
  • Sessions 2 - 7. Re-cap previous session then teach two skills per session
  • Be encouraging and clear
  • Ask clients to think about when they might use the skill in their own life
  • If you are teaching via video live streaming - show the prop, talk about it, brief demo
  • Clinicians can use the online resources
    • Follow the instructions on the page re username and password.

If you are teaching the 32 Therapeutic Skills - adapt the teaching plan to include more sessions and maybe more skills each session.   

See below re using The Decider Skills for Self Help online course.

 

FOR YOUR CLIENTS/STUDENTS

Let your clients/students know they can:

See below re The Decider Skills for Self Help online course.

 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

If you are a primary school using The Decider Life Skills Good2Go videos, then you can share your screen (using Zoom, Teams etc) to show the Good2Go videos when livestreaming lessons.  Parents/carers can be emailed the information leaflet and the link to access the animated videos

 

THE DECIDER SKILLS FOR SELF HELP ONLINE COURSE

See course details here

This online course for clients is available at discounted rates for organisations - please contact us for details.

Suggested format (individual or group via video conferencing)

  • Optional pre-course introduction session 
  • Client completes the online course
  • Optional review session/s during the course
  • Post-course session:  recap, summary, discussion regarding using the skills in real life

 

The Decider Life Skills course via Zoom - a pilot group in Northern Ireland

 

THE DECIDER ONLINE SOLUTIONS

THE DECIDER 12 LIFE SKILLS

Webapp for clients

Animated videos for clients

The Decider Life Skills Online training course for professionals

The Decider Life Skills online resources for professionals

The Decider Life Skills Good2Go Video portal for primary schools

 

THE DECIDER 32 THERAPEUTIC SKILLS

Webapp for clients

Animated videos for clients

The Decider Skills for Self Help online course

The Decider 32 Skills Online training course for professionals

The Decider Skills online resources for professionals

 

 

 

 

Login to webapp and videos for clients

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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

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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.

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Dr David Briggs 2019

Forensic Psychologist Feedback

Feedback from a forensic clinical psychologist

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Feedback for The Decider Skills

Using The Decider Skills in clinical practice

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Online Training Feedback

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

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The Decider Life Skills Feedback

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

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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.

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Guernsey Childrens' Services

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

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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

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Mental Health Practice Journal

The Decider Skills in Mental Health Practice journal

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The Decider Information Poster

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

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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

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ICCI 25th Anniversary Award

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

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CIPD Human Resources Workshop

Guernsey Press article about a local workshop for human resources professionals

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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

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