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

Improving Child and Adult Mental Health
with the help of an I Matter Learning Journey
Professionals - Parents-Carers - Couples - Young People

Have you been looking for solutions and answers to your questions for a long time in the journey to help the child or children you worry about?    Have you hit dead ends and often wondered what to do next?  If so, we think we can help you bring about the key changes that you want - if you are willing to work at it.  This is not about doing it all on your own but about working with others.

The truth is as a society we have overlooked the importance of healthy relationships for child and adult mental health and wellbeing.  The I Matter Framework and Five Steps to Success process teach you what the research says about what helps children and adults to thrive.  It does this in a very practical and carefully structured way so that you can find your own unique path to healthier happier relationships, that feel good.

I Matter Relationship Health Training can help you prepare to work well with others at home and at work to prevent difficulties and it can help you when difficulties have been building.  When you commit to a learning journey, then things can change.


We specialize in helping you address 'the missing link'' In child and adult mental health.  This is the knowledge and skills needed for strong and healthy adult-child and healthy adult-adult relationships.  

Training in the I Matter Framework can help you make a difference with a practical, carefully structured, results-focused process.  

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Who is I Matter For?   I Matter Five Steps Online Training is for professionals and parents and young people who want to improve their understanding of an I Matter approach to relationship health . If you are ready to learn and grow and change so as to help bring about a better future for children, yourself, and our planet, then this training can help you find the next steps forward.  


TAKE THE RELATIONSHIP HEALTH QUIZ HERE

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When all adults and children 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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Imagine what your personal or professional 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, your child and others can thrive

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

 

AN I MATTER RELATIONSHIP HEALTH JOURNEY INVOLVES A PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT JOURNEY
IT IS DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONALS AND NON-PROFESSIONALS WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE


 



So are you a Parent or a Carer who wants to help your child or family member?

We are excited that you are here, as your role is really important and the good news is that the steps you take can really make a difference to your child. We know how challenging the path to finding the way forward can be - because we've walked that road with many people and been on it ourselves.  We have loved seeing the I Matter Journey help many parents-carers help their child using the tried and tested Five Steps Process

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE SUMMARY FOR PARENTS-CARERS:
WHY YOU MATTER AND WHY RELATIONSHIP HEALTH MATTERS

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Take a minute to get clear about your own importance. Remind yourself about the important role that you have in helping your child so as to strengthen your resolve and commitment. Click the button below to enter your details and receive your free summary to put somewhere you can see it easily.


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JOIN THE ONLINE I MATTER LEARNING JOURNEY
AN IN-DEPTH STUDY PATH TO HELPING YOUR FAMILY

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Commit to some serious action to improve the health and wellbeing of your child and yourself so you can get your life back and not have every moment dominated by the challenges of trying to help them with their struggles. The I Matter Learning Journey has helped hundreds of people move forward and we want to support you 

FIND OUT HOW TO REGISTER NOW


Or, are you a Professional who supports children or parents and carers?

If you're looking for a way forward to address the scale of child and adult mental health needs you see every day and would like to learn about a relationship health approach and how it can become a foundation of your own practice, then we'd love you to become part of our Practitioner Community.  We aim to help you build solid foundation and give you tools and resources to strengthen your practice and enjoyment of your role.

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE E-REPORT:   KEYS TO EFFECTIVE PRACTICE WITH STRUGGLING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

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Are you someone who is committed to helping children and families?  Take a minute to pause and think about the important role that you have.  Click the button below to enter your details and receive your free e-report offering ideas about the way forward.


SEND IT TO ME NOW

JOIN THE ONLINE I MATTER LEARNING JOURNEY
AN IN-DEPTH STUDY PATH TO DEEPENING YOUR PRACTICE

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Revisit the foundations of your own practice with children and families and learn about an I Matter Relationship Health Approach. Help us take forward some new thinking in your setting so we can help more families access the training and support they want.

FIND OUT HOW TO REGISTER NOW

More About How to Get Started with an I Matter Relationship Health Learning Journey

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The solution we offer to the confusion that is common in those who support children with challenges, is to build 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 pulled together for you based on my experience of decades of child and family practice.  It can be hugely helpful and is very interesting!  
The I Matter Framework showed that the priority of Relationship Health had been overlooked. 
When we make well informed decisions then things can change.

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INFLUENCES ON THE I MATTER FRAMEWORK

Feedback from professionals and parents about I Matter Training

Over the last 10 years, professionals, and parents in a wide variety of situations have taken part in our CPD accredited I Matter training programme.  Now we have further developed our ability to share the thinking more widely.  Here is the sort of thing participants 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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MORE ABOUT US


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.

The I Matter Learning Journey is designed as a training programme that can help professionals and parents 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR MISSION

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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 work together to help children in their own homes. schools and communities.   Here are some of the schools and organisations that are 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

  • I Matter Training

    “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 children and young people and families. Professionals and parents are learning together. It feels good.”

    GP Safeguarding Lead Kendal Integrated Care Community

  • I Matter Training

    “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

  • I Matter Training

    “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

  • I Matter Training

    “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

  • I Matter Training

    “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

  • I Matter Training

    “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

  • I Matter Training

    “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. ”

    Parent

  • I Matter Training

    “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.