Cathy Betoin's I Matter Blog and Podcast

I Matter Journey: A Grandmother

The following interview shares the experience of a grandmother who was determined to find a way to help her grandson.   The interview describes her I Matter journey and the impact of the training on her and her grandson and wider family.

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A New Way Forward for Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing and Educational Outcomes?

HERE IS THE COMMON PATHWAY WE HAVE SEEN PRE-COVID-19 FOR PARENTS IN THE KENDAL-MORECAMBE BAY AREA AND BEYOND

Dr Cathy Betoin

Sophie, Robin’s mum, approaches her school with a concern about Robin’s behaviour at home.
+ there are frequent tantrums, poor sleep and she is worried someone is going to get hurt.
+ Few issues are seen at school
So school feels it is not their concern or responsibility
+ School advises that Sophie goes to the GP.

+ GP explains Robin’s challenging behaviour is not thei…

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News of I Matter 2021 Winter Studies Programme - Coming Soon!


What a strange and fascinating and challenging time this has been for everyone.

Lots of questions about what the longer term implications of COVID now are

If you would like to spend some time thinking about what the research is REALLY saying about how to improve children's wellbeing - think about the I Matter Winter Studies programme

A stimulating way of preparing yourself for your important roles in the year ahead

 

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The Elements of an I Matter Learning Journey

It is exciting to feel that the elements that have been in my head for a good while are finally finding expression in something that is getting easier to explain.

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An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans - FORWARDED TO ME

FORWARDED TO ME

An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans

Stop. Just stop.
It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.
We will help you.
We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt
We will stop
the planes
the trains
the schools
the malls
the meetings
the frenetic, furied rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing our
single and shared beating heart,
the way we breathe together, in unison.…

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February 2020

Wow.   There has been a lot happening in the last months of Autumn 2019 and early 2020  

However lots of details are finally coming together and the idea that I had in my head a long long time ago seems to be emerging for real with tools that work....

The biggest step forward is moving everything into this new platform Simplero which has been helping take that complexity and organise some key simple pathways that can make sense to me and others.

Now we are just finishing the process of bringi…

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I Matter - September 2019 Update

September 2019 has been an exciting unexpected very hardworking month!

On the 19th September we hosted a multiagency conference funded by Morecambe Bay CCG sharing some of the I Matter Framework learning from Kendal ICC

The conference title was:  WHAT DOES THE EVIDENCE REALLY SAY ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING?

The intention was to explore with a multidisciplinary group the question of what the evidence is really telling us about children's wellbeing.with a view t…

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Digital Pioneers

 Digital Pioneers

 


Oh dear - this is a particularly grim image!!   I have asked for help to select a still that is a little less awful but have not yet had success!    Please have some sympathy!!   

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Jeff's I Matter Reflections - Being a Dad

Jeff has three children with varied challenges.   He and his wife have both had significant health challenges.   They came to the I Matter Project with support of their primary school and local GP.

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Jeff and I shared some further reflections about the way the culture of schools has changed with respect to pastoral work and the place of social emotional dev…

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