I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Training
Coach and Train the Trainer

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I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals
Coach and Train the Trainer Training

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For practitioners who works with families and children and young people

Fundamentals and Level 1-3 and Experience in running the I Matter Fundamentals groups

What is the I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Coach and Train the Trainer Training?

The I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Training is all about providing a practical introduction to the overlooked issue of relationship health as a necessary element of supporting emotional health and wellbeing.

The I Matter Framework was developed by Dr Cathy Betoin, an experienced clinical psychologist and teacher with an intent to organise the evidence on child and adult wellbeing into an easy to understand accessible format for people who are experiencing demanding situations. The I Matter Framework offers a back to basics education in a number of linked ideas presented in poster format.   The goal is to engage thinking and reflection in work with families, groups or one-to-one across disciplines, settings and communites

The I Matter Framework sets out to explore how the evidence clearly suggests the vital role of the adult in the brain development of children and the power of relationships and communication in understanding behaviour in typical and in challenging situations.


What difference will it make?

I Matter Relationship Health Train the Trainer Training is designed to equip practitioners with an effective accessible approach to supporting families and improving emotional health and wellbeing for children and their parents or carers. The training explains key ideas around stress and wellbeing, child development, brain development, and the power of our beliefs and attitudes in terms to support practitioners in a range of disciplines and to support parents and carers and young people. The aim is to equip participants with this knowledge and skills and confidence to make a real and lasting difference.

I Matter Training and Relationship Health Matters CIC and the Relationship Health Practitioner Network are passionate about early intervention and responsive relationships supporting mental health and wellbeing. All of the content is based on well researched evidence and we are building our own significant evidence base both quantitative and qualitative showing the impact on participants and on parent-child relationship, child prosocial behaviour, behaviour difficulties, parental anxiety and stress, and practitioner satisfaction.

‘The I Matter Framework builds on well-established ideas and teaches them in a distinctive and accessible style.’



Course content of Train the Trainer

The course provides training in delivering the I Matter Fundamentals and Level 1 training.  As a Train the Trainer course, it, equips you to train other local practitioners in any of the 2 Day Fundamentals training, providing you have the correct manual for the training you wish to deliver, for example:

  • You must have the Trainers’ Manual to deliver the 2 Day Fundamentals training
  • You must have the relevant guide if you are running a course with a special focus 
    (Please contact us to discuss)

How is it delivered?

The I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Train the Trainer Training is designed for any practitioner working with children and young people and their families with the aim to introduce and provide an overarching focus on improving relationship health that values the contributions of a range of disciplines and approaches.

‘Open training’ is delivered throughout the year for individual bookings to a cohort of 12 delegates

‘Closed’ training is bespoke delivered for teams of staff of between 6-12 individuals within an organisation with a relevant resource pack.

Six session or Two-day training can be delivered as ‘live virtual’ training or face-to-face training by certified i Matter trainers, as required.

There are fourteen days between Day One and Day Two of the training to enhance theory into practice.


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Book an individual place here

For ‘closed’ training, please contact us to discuss a bespoke order.



Individual booking

Group booking (12 people)


I Matter Fundamentals Train the Trainer Manual



Delegates will require a supporting Train the Trainer manual which provides further notes on engaging understanding of the I Matter Framework as a theoretical foundation for relationship health practice.  


I Matter Extended Learning Journey includes:

+ Level 1
+ Level 2
+ Level 3
+ Level 4-6

Other Applications of 2 Day Fundamentals Training

Adult-Adult Relationships

Adult Wellbeing

'The I Matter Training changed the way I understood my role at home and at work.  In a short time I can see many changes..

Key Facts
6.5 hours plus online plus 12 month Trainee Coach and Trainee Train the Trainer License