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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I thought it wouldn't work for us...

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I thought it wouldn't work for us - I thought we were 'too far gone' but six months on my confidence is coming back, my children are attending school again and my husband is off antidepressants.   The training showed us how everything is connected.   Life can still be challenging but now I know why I Matter     Parent of Three

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Reflections of a Headteacher

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'I stood at the school gate and saw it all. I saw children going through a personality change as they left our premises and it wasn't just a few families.  Something is off track in the adult-child relationship.  How do we start to address this?'  These were the recent reflections of a Headteacher of a school that has recently become one of our licensed I Matter schools embarking on our next culture change programme which aims to help staff and parents revisit...

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Recent Parent Feedback - We have had such a great half term

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I love it when I get emails from families like this:: 'Cathy just wanted you to know that we have had such a great half term - really relaxed.  GH had a little friend over for a sleep over and it all went very well...'   These are what a longer term I Matter programme is all about.  We support a journey out of the fog of stress for everyone - and so I know just what a massive step forward this sort of ordinary everyday event this is for both adult and...

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Longer term professional impact study

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We have been seeking feedback from professionals who have been training with us about the impact of I Matter Training on their professional approach - we have had feedback from Teachers, GPs, Social workers and Teaching Assistants.  All have spoken about the impact both professionally and personally and all have encouraged us to keep going!  We hope to write this up as a small study very shortly

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Recent feedback for the Intermediate Course from an experienced social worker

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I am seeing how without the right training or understanding it is easy as a carer or professional working with a complex child to start to feel very negative feelings. I used to work in residential care however I had no training, it left me feeling emotionally drained, stressed, like a failure. Sometimes my responses won't have been great.  I can now see that for parents who have other stresses in their lives it is easy to start responding to negative behaviour in an...

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