About Our Mission
We are a social enterprise with a social impact mission!
About Our Social Impact Mission
I Matter Training works in partnership with Relationship Health Matters CIC and with Primary Care Networks and schools to help professionals and parents-carers and the general public improve their insight, skills and confidence in a relationship health approach to improving child and adult wellbeing
To develop professional and public understanding of a relationship health approach to adult and child wellbeing, and its impact on mental health, physical health, education outcomes, environment and safer communities through
1. awareness raising
2. core training in relationship health and the I Matter Framework
3. building a relationship health informed network to support theory to practice
About Our Social Impact Mission
Relationship Health Matters CIC and I Matter Training partnership work with Primary Care Networks and schools to help professionals and parents-carers improve their insight, skills and confidence in a relationship health approach to improving child and adult mental health with the help of an I Matter Learning Journey
The I Matter Framework offers an easy to understand practical and interesting back to basics explanation about what decades of research says is needed to help children thrive when they are struggling, with clear steps to help build confidence of the adult.The I Matter Framework was developed by Dr Cathy Betoin, a practising clinical psychologist and experienced primary teacher, over a period of more than 30 years as a response to the confusion she experienced and often observed in services for children and families when there is anxious or challenging behaviour.
For Parents-Carers: The I Matter Framework offers an accessible introduction to key ideas that help them to be more effective.
For Educationalists: The I Matter Framework provides foundational training in relationship health and the skills that support it.
For Medics: The I Matter Framework supports an integrated biopsychosocial approach to case formulation and intervention advice
For Therapists and Coaches The I Matter Framework supports formulation and the process of engagement of clients in the role they must play in their own outcomes
Training in the I Matter Framework helps adults better understand what the research evidence is REALLY saying about what is needed to help improve wellbeing and outcomes for children in
+ mental health,
+ physical health and
+ safer communities
The carefully structured I Matter training journey can be valuable for individuals wanting to understand their own challenges and for those who support children who are struggling or challenging. Our focus is on building the insight needed to create the conditions for happier healthier relationships and communities.
Cathy's books Relationship Health: The Missing Link in Children's Wellbeing (Betoin, 2021) aims to make a case that Relationship Health is a central concept that should be a primary objective for any professional or parent or service committed to supporting children.
Dr Cathy Betoin
Dr Cathy Betoin Director of the I Matter Project is a practising clinical psychologist, an experienced teacher and a parent.
After nearly 30 years of practice with children and adults with complex social emotional needs, Cathy is committed to finding ways to provide psycho-education and meaningful support to professionals and parents-carers, so that understanding increases between home and school and community.
THE KENDAL INTEGRATED CARE COMMUNITY
The home of the I Matter Framework and the linked training programme is located with the network of the Kendal Integrated Care Community a network of agencies and organisations that are working together to help Kendal and beyond support a happier healthier community for people of all ages.
WE ARE CURRENTLY BUILDING A NETWORK AND DIRECTORY
You have a key role to play - Your Well-being and Confidence Matters!