Welcome!  Our Mission is to Inspire You to Succeed
with a Relationship Health Approach to

Improving Child and Adult Wellbeing
Through Challenging Times  

Assisted by an I Matter Learning Journey

In these very challenging times, are you a professional or a parent-carer who wants to develop your skills and confidence for your own vital role? Would you like to learn about a relationship health approach to improving child and adult wellbeing and for navigating difficult situations?  If you have been looking for solutions and answers to questions then we think we can help you gain clarity and confidence that matters - if you are willing to work at it.  

My name is Dr Cathy Betoin - I am a clinical psychologist, a teacher and a parent.  My specialism is in helping you to consider 'the missing link' in challenging situations with children and adults whether in an education, child and adult mental health, physical health or safer communities context.  The missing link is the knowledge and skills needed to support strong relationship health in adult-child and adult-adult relationships.  Starting with You.

Working for the I Matter Certificates can help you help yourself with a practical, carefully structured, results-focused process.  

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Who is I Matter For? I Matter Five Steps Relationship Health Training is for professionals and non-professionals who want to improve their own understanding so as to make a difference in challenging situations.triangle - only2.JPG

When all adults and young people know that they matter ...and that relationships are vital but take a lot of work.....then we can see best results for everyone.  Relationship skills and health are really key. 

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In these very challenging times, imagine what your professional or personal life would be like right now if you had …

-- less confusion and more clarity about how to help the child or or adult you worry about

-- confidence you could work well with others using robust ideas with a strong evidence base

-- confidence you can know clearly what the priorities are and how to track progress over time

-- confidence that YOU have a really key role to play in your work or home setting

SO THAT...key relationships could feel easier and SO THAT...you, and others  can thrive

-- whatever the challenges happen to be....






The solution we offer to the uncertainty that is common for those in challenging situations, is to invest in building yourself some solid foundations, by learning something called the I Matter Framework to support your decision making. 

The I Matter Framework is a carefully constructed practical integration of the work of many highly respected researchers and practitioners.  It has been designed to help the professionals and parents who do most of the everyday caring of children and their families.

An understanding of the I Matter Framework is very interesting and can be hugely helpful!  

The I Matter Framework also clearly demonstrates that the priority of Relationship Health has been overlooked. 
The important detail is that when we make well informed decisions then things can change.

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Feedback from professionals and non-professionals about I Matter Training

Over the last 10 years, professionals, and non-professionals in a wide variety of situations have taken part in our CPD accredited I Matter training programme.  Here is the sort of thing they say...

  • “I Matter Training completely changed the way I feel about my role at work
  • “I Matter Training gave me the confidence that I can help my child and have a better relationship with him.  Even my relationship with my partner has improved!
  • “I Matter Training gave me tools that I wish I had been given so many years previously
  • "The I Matter Framework and Training has been adopted by our Integrated Care Community to support our local strategy for work with children and families"

Now we are moving into a new phase of sharing the ideas more widely. So we would love you to join us...

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Dr Cathy Betoin is a practising clinical psychologist, an experienced teacher and a parent.  

The I Matter Framework emerged gradually over more than 20 years in clinical practice in response to a sense that something important was missing in our appraoch to helping children and families.  Then we discovered the issues involved all relationships.

The I Matter Learning Journey is designed as a training programme that can help professionals and non-professionals work together across home and school and community.  The language of the I Matter Framework helps to bring disparate initiatives together into a practical cohesive approach to inform some shifts in our decision making and approach.



This approach rebuilds the hope and confidence of professionals and parents by providing a language and concepts that we can all work together with that ties elements together. It just makes complete sense

Dr Amy Lee: GP Safeguarding Lead - Kendal Integrated Care Community

'Children's well-being is important to us.  We knew what we wanted -but not how to get there.  I Matter Training is helping our schools pull various disparate initiatives into an organised approach putting adult-child relationship health and children's development at the heart of our school development planning    

Huw Davies and Pete Barfoot  -  Kendal Headteachers

 Training in the I Matter Framework helps adults and young people work together to help themselves and others in their own homes. schools and communities.   Here are some of the schools and organisations that have been working with us to build capacity to help parents

Our Mission is Healthier and Happier Schools, Homes and Communities:  One Important Relationship at a Time

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    “The Kendal Integrated Care Community has adopted the I Matter Framework as a foundation for our thinking about how to work together in our community to help those who are struggling. Professionals and non-professionals are learning together. It feels good.”

    GP Safeguarding Lead Kendal Integrated Care Community

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    “The I Matter approach of dealing with the adults before the children is such a useful way to look at things and has turned the dynamics on its head for me. I realised my stress levels are having a huge impact on all of us as a family and learning to change this is starting to make a difference.”

    of challenging teenager

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    “EVERY parent and teacher would benefit from this course. Parent carers are a group of people I would like to get this to. This would be a fantastic opportunity to bring a very isolated group of people together to improve the situation they are in. ”

    Children and adults of all ages

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    “I am a HLTA but also a parent and foster carer. I work with primary aged children, have 3 teenagers, and foster toddlers! This course has been so valuable for each and every relationship I encounter on a daily basis. ”

    Trained for work and home purposes

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    “Thoroughly brilliant course. Has made an big impact on my own well-being which has meant that I have been more able to cope better with the expected and unexpected aspects of life in a calmer rational manner!! ”

    Key Stage 4 Leader and Parent

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    “The Headteacher and other staff now come to me. They are starting to spot the families who would be helped by some I Matter Training. I work flexibly - sometimes just with the parents and sometimes with the parent and child together.. We use the posters and I can see the moments when the pennies start to drop. This is a new way of working for us. I find it exciting to see the changes that happen. ”

    Teacher - Lead Professional

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    “The registration questionnaire really got me thinking. I realised how isolated I had let myself become and that this was not helping me or my child. I took action the next day and phoned a friend. I also made another follow-up appointment to speak with my GP. ”


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    “This course has been so much more than I expected it to be. I have learned so many things that have changed my understanding of myself and of my child. I have worked with many services before this but this has really made the difference. Now I know why I Matter ”

    Parent of complex child

You came into your role to make a difference - and this can help!

Contact us to discuss your interests.