Our Programme

The Life Skills

The Life Skills are strongly grounded in theory - summarising 12 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills with have an impressive evidence base. Use the skills at HOME, in EDUCATION, in the WORKPLACE, and in SOCIAL and HEALTH settings either informally, or part of a proactive mental health programme.

The Life Skills: proactive mental health for schools

Teaching Materials & Resources

Manuals, handbooks, posters, workshops, training videos, apps, and online resources provide a complete programme for schools, primary care, prison and probation services and a wide range of other organisations. 

The Life Skills Trainer Manual

The Life Skills Manual contains 12 CBT & DBT skills for individuals and groups for proactive mental health.

Each skill has its own evidence base, handout, trainer page, visual and prop, and hand sign.  Real-life examples are used and each skill is taught in a discuss-demonstrate-discuss format. The demonstrations bring the skills to life.

The trainer page provides a detailed explanation on how to teach and present the skill.

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Online Resources

Printable resources including a group session plan, A4-sized visual prompts for all 12 skills, homework sheets and lists of useful props.

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The Life Skills Reference Poster

The 12 skills are summarised in a A4 poster - a pictorial reference as a reminder of the skills learned.


We recommend that professionals complete a workshop or online training.

The skills are taught in a highly original and innovative way. Didactic presentation and demonstrations bring the skills to life - group discussion and skills practice embed the skills for personal and professional use.

Workshops or online training

The Life Skills Good2Go for Schools

Making mental health a priority in schools.

Building on the success of The Life Skills, The Life Skills Good2Go is a unique approach – young people teach primary children the skills via video.

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The Life Skills for your Organisation

We welcome all enquiries.  Contact us for further information.

Testimonial Video:  Consultant Psychologist CAMHS

Testimonial Video: Headteacher


The Life Skills Training Options

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