News of I Matter 2021 Autumn Studies Programme!

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 Autumn Studies programme

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

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An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans - 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 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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A Big Thank You to the John Horniman's Trust


​We have just been writing a thank you letter to the John Horniman Quaker Children's Trust.  I feel quite excitied to see how things have been able to be progressed with their support.      Here is our letter      Here is their gorgeous website       These grants really do help us make a difference

This was a recent video created with support of the NW Innovation Agency that I took part in as part of the NW DIgital Pioneers Scheme

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Dear You:   Dear Uma,   Oh That Fog!   Letter #3

​Dear Uma, 

The sun is streaming in and I have been sitting here thinking back to the time when I first got to know you.  
That was such a difficult time for you wasn't it and yet you had been actively looking for help for so long.   You had read and rread.   You had taken your child to so many appointments but as the years had gone past your child had got bigger and the meltdowns  had got more and more intense and  actually it was becoming quite frightening.

All those appointments and yet you stil…

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Dear You:  Dear Stan,  Men and I Matter   Letter #2

​Dear Stan, 

 It has undoutedly taken me longer to get to know youa as in this wider world of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and families there is still such an overdominance of women .  I know I don't need to tell YOU that!    Yet over the years of my practice I have seen that when it comes to the mental health and wellbeing of children men have an absolutely key role to play but they are too often undrerrepresented in the discussions. 

So one of the reasons I love working…

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Dear You:  Dear Debbie,  What's an Avatar?    Letter #1

​Dear Debbie, 

I know that your time is precious, and that the world you live in is busy. It’s busy for so many of us. So I want to start this letter first of all by saying thank you for agreeing to me to being here in your inbox and thank you for taking the time to read what I want to share and for allowing us to be connected, using the modern wonders of email. I have mixed feelings about technology and its place in our modern world, especially when it comes to our children, but nonetheless it i…

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I Matter Project News - Mid April 2015


The summer term is starting already and things are moving forward at a steady pace. 

Successes since the March newsletter:

1. The Intermediate class has been successfully trialled! 

2. The Research Circle has been progressing well with different schools pursuing varied directions - as off -shoots to our exploration of the missing issue of child development and the question of how to engage parents.   

3.  There are now 3 schools who are members of the I Matter Project with exclusive acc…

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