Parent Decider Skills

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The Decider Skills for parents is a course first and foremost designed specifically for your own well-being and to provide you with some strategies to personally cope emotionally and to promote positive mental health.

It can also potentially give you some ideas of strategies to suggest to your child when they are facing some challenges. If your child has completed the Decider programme themselves, then this can give you an indicator of what they have done.

The Decider Skills use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) 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 skillful, less impulsive life.

The Decider Skills will enable you to make effective and positive life changes. The Decider simplifies complex theory into user-friendly, practical, memorable, and effective skills. The skills are based on CBT which has an impressive evidence base, proving it is effective for anxiety, depression, stress, and other mental health problems.

Other benefits include:

  • Ability to manage emotions & own mental health
  • Improve emotional intelligence
  • Develop & strengthen new neural pathways
  • More skillful, less impulsive life
  • Increase mind-body connection


With practice, The Decider Skills improve emotional intelligence, help our brains to develop positive habits, and provide skills to help us monitor and manage our mental health.

Mind Jersey runs the Parent Decider Skills course in collaboration with Children and Families Hub. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the next Parent Decider Course please email:childrenandfamilieshub@gov.je

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