Cathy's I Matter Blog and Podcast

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.
Our obligation is to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Anne's I Matter Reflections

Anne has three children all with individual challenges.   She and her partner also have their own complex health challenges.   She has been taking part in I Matter Training with the support of her primary school and local GP

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Here are some further reflections from Anne on autism and other lightbulb moments as confidence has returned


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An Interview with Jenny

Jenny has three children - two with additional needs.  When she joined her first I Matter sessions with support from her primary school she was in a state of significant overwhelm and despair.

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A GP's Journey - Supporting an Integrated Care Community

Catherine, not her real name is a GP who came to I Matter Training in her role as a Lead Safeguarding GP and GP Lead for Kendal Integrated Care Community.    Here she speaks about the needs she observes in her role and the way that the training has assisted her professionally in her role.

 

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A Teaching Assistant's Experience of Training to Support her work with Challenging and Complex Children

Anna, not her real name, is a teaching assistant in a small school where she is employed to work with challenging and complex children. Listen in to her experience of the impact of the training on her confidence.

 

Link to my article in the Psychologist in 2016

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