I Matter Project Milestones

Participation in I Matter Training involves all those who take part in a journey and a process where the personal is as important as the professional, and in which the experiences of one inform the insights available to the other.   Out of this journey process, new exciting possiblities can emerge.       

2018-            Start of Vulnerable Children in Schools project

2018              MBayCCG small pilot - Development of approach to working with schools 

2017-             Start of rolling training program in Kendal for diverse professionals - Support from SLDC- CCC

2017              Partnership with Kendal Integrated Care Community - Better Care Together

2013              Kendal golfcourse balloons

2011-2016     Development of online training resources - extended R and D with Adoption Matters

2008-2010     TAMHS Project:in Lancaster and Morecambe:   I Matter Training Programme first delivered 

1996-             Child Psychology, CAMHS, Child Development Services 

1997-2010     Exploring different theory and intervention models in autism practice

1996               An Integrated Approach to Practice:    A curriculum guide                       

1996               Article in Clinical Psychology Forum:   Why is My Baby Crying?  A biopsychosocial approach

1995               Doctoral study:  Practical Aspects of Stress: Practice Model in a Carer Support Unit

1994               Becoming a parent

1992-1995      Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Birmingham:    A flurry of psychological models

1980-1992      Primary School Teaching, Birmingham

1985-1986      Program Assistant at the Quaker United Nations Office in NewYork

1982-1985      Undergraduate Psychology Training:  Bristol 

1963-              Childhood roots and influences  

Dr Cathy Betoin:  Clinical Psychologist, Teacher and Parent

Adult-Child Well-Being "I Matter' Thinking has emerged out of an intersection between personal and professional experiences in a career that has spanned work in health, education. and independent practice.  In nearly 30 years of practice the work has included children and adults presenting with a full variety of complex challenges described with a full variety of diagnoses and with varied complex histories. In the process of trying to understand, this complexity and frequently observed confusion, the search was for an evidence rooted practical framework that could balance a big picture view with attention to detail. 

The Result: 

An Adult-Child Well-Being I Matter Training Framework

An Adult-Child Well Being I Matter Model

An Adult-Child Well Being I Matter Process

The key intention is now to support high quality community based psychoeducation so as to help adults work better together to support young people - and themselves.

On a journey....

From Confusion to Clarity

From Pain to Peace 

From Fear to Love         

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It's quite simple really - we offer resources and encourage people to take time to think and learn about what is happening around them..

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We carefully gather evidence of the impact of I Matter Training using a variety of formats and will be presenting more here very shortly.

Get Started: Learn why healthy adult-child relationships and healthy communities matter for mental health, positive behaviour and healthy child development at home and in school. Then.. Take Stock and Go for Results.


If I had understood these ideas earlier

I could have been a lot more effective

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