The Decider Skills is underpinned by proven evidence 

The Decider Skills program is based around four key emotional areas :

  • Distress tolerance

  • Mindfulness

  • Emotion regulation

  • Interpersonal effectiveness

Read the evidence for each skill here

 

The Decider is firmly grounded in CBT and DBT for which there is a wealth of evidence for their efficacy in treating a wide range of mental health conditions (see below). 

The difference is in our presentation, the style of teaching, which makes the skills very memorable and user-friendly, helping everyone - including the non-clinicial population - to learn the skills so they are able to use them at times when they really need them.

Evidence for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

NICE / NHS - Current

CBT Outcome Studies

CBT Outcome Studies - references updated 2016

Why Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is the Gold Standard 2018

Evidence for Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Efficacy

DBT: Meta-analyses & Systematic Reviews

DBT Skills Training as a stand-alone or adjunctive treatment

Skills only DBT

 

Read the article linked in the right hand box for the evidence for each skill.

 

See the studies below for evidence specifically supporting The Decider.

 

 

Read the evidence for each skill

Find out more

CBT & DBT Evidence

A summary of the evidence basis for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), the psychological theory and practice that serve as the foundation for the Decider Skills.

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The Decider Life Skills - The Evidence

Read the evidence underpinning each of The Decider Life Skills

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Dr Bruce Perry, Beacon House

The Three Rs

Dr Bruce Perry, a pioneering neuroscientist in the field of trauma, has shown us that to help a vulnerable child to learn, think and reflect, we need to intervene in a simple sequence.

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The Decider Life Skills in a primary school

The Decider Life Skills as a whole school approach at Amherst Primary School, Guernsey

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Evaluation of Upturn Young Person’s Service

University of Southampton's report into Upturn Young Person's Service 2017 using The Decider Life Skills

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Chris Phillps & Jenny Burgess, NHS Grampian 2018

NHS Grampian: The Decider Skills Pilot Group

Results from The Decider Skills pilot group held in Aberdeen

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The Decider Life Skills in Guernsey

A poster presentation providing a summary of studies 2017

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Ann Cunningham & Marion Pink 2019

Wicklow, Ireland

Summary and outcomes for The Decider Skills course in Wicklow, Ireland from January to March 2019.

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Eimear O'Sullivan & Eimear Grogan 2018

Building resilience in mental health nurses

Increasing resilience by teaching The Decider Life Skills to student mental health nurses in Ireland

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The Decider Life Skills in a secondary school

Ladies College in Guernsey implemented The Decider Life Schools as a pilot project over the 2015-2016 academic year.

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The Decider Skills pilot study 2013

Results of the initial pilot study with 20 long term mental health service users which formed the foundation of The Decider Skills programme in 2012-2013.

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Dr James Murray

CAMHS data for The Decider Skills

Outcome data for young people who completed The Decider Skills group in 2016

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NHS Highland and Robert Gordon University 2018

Delivering The Decider Life Skills via Highland Pharmacists

A multi-perspective evaluation of specialist mental health clinical pharmacist prescribers practising within general practices in NHS Highland

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Portlaoise Poster

The Decider Skills group show evidence of a reduction in global distress, anxiety and depression

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Ayres & Vivyan

Guernsey's Mental Health Services - The Decider Life Skills Workshops

During 2016, 55 service users and 23 staff attended The Decider Life Skills half day workshop. Brief report and feedback.

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The Hub

The Hub in a Guernsey secondary school

The Hub teaches The Decider Life Skills to a target group of students

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