Decider 12 Life Skills

Busy Beans Nursey is committed to prioritising our children’s and staffs wellbeing in partnership with parents. As part of our wellbeing plan our staff team have been trained in the 12 Life Decider Skills.

Staff demonstrating the STOPP skill

“The greatest gift we can give children and young people is the ability to manage their own emotions and mental health.” 

Ayres and Vivyan 2018 

We would like to introduce you to the Decider 12 Life Skills

We know based on recent international prevalence data, it is estimated that 1 in 6 children, aged five to sixteen years old and 1 in 5 seventeen to twenty-two year olds, in Jersey, are likely to have a mental health disorder.

We know by introducing skills to children to assist them in regulating their thoughts and feelings at the earliest opportunity, leads to healthier children and positive outcomes. 

“The rationale for early intervention is strong, it is easier to build strong children than it is to fix broken adults.” Frederick Douglass 

Decider skills empower children and young people by helping them recognise their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours, allowing them to monitor and manage their own emotional and mental health. 

This will impact not just our children, but our society as a whole. 

Part of the Resilient Ratties Series 

Giving children the skills to understand and manage their own emotions and mental health 

This wonderfully fun and education story introduces your child to The Decider Skills – some easy applicable strategies to help children understand and manage their emotions.