Mental health problems are increasing.
The effects of stress, anxiety, depression and suicide are impacting our whole society.
- 1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental health problems every year (Mind).
- 10% of all children aged between 5-16 have a diagnosed mental health problem – that is 2 or 3 in every classroom (Kessler et al).
- 50% of all mental health problems are established by the age of 14 and 75% by the age of 18 (Gov.uk).
Mental health care has traditionally been reactive. Evidence now supports a proactive, preventative, more positive approach to mental health and well-being.
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
The Decider Skills use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to teach children, young people and adults skills to recognise their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours, allowing them to monitor and manage their own emotions and mental health. The skills were designed to enable participants to make effective changes to help manage distress, regulate emotion, increase mindfulness, promote effective communication and help to live a more skilful, less impulsive life.
How we do it
We have used our clinical expertise and proven strategies to enable both experts and non-experts to effectively teach the skills required to proactively reduce the impact of emotional distress. We have distilled complex psychological theory into highly effective, evidence based skills that are engaging and memorable. The Decider Skills are delivered in an original, fun and creative style, using role plays, props, imagery and music, that makes them easy to learn and easy to teach. The demonstrations bring the skills to life. Manuals, handbooks, posters, workshops, training videos, apps, website and online resources and training provide a complete programme that can be adapted to suit a range of organisations and services.
Workshops & Online Training »
We recommend that clinicians 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.
Our Programme »
Manuals, client handbooks, posters, workshops, training videos, apps, website and online resources and training provide a complete programme that can be adapted to suit a range of organisations and services.
Did you know?
Michelle and Carol - who invented the Decider - won The British Journal of Nursing 2015 Mental Health Nurse of the Year Award