I Matter Community Wheel Local ... 

I Matter Local is to help you find others in your community interested in supporting an I Matter approach

I Matter Community Wheel Local for....

I Matter Community Wheel Local is for 

parents and carers members

These are the features of all of our groups.. you can 

+ Connect with others interested in strengthening parenting-caring 

+ Deepen your learning about the I Matter Framework

+ Develop a Community learning Wheel in your setting

+ Share challenges and experiences

+ Swap ideas and opportunities

+ Be part of a vibrant and supportive community

Get help and support to build your confidence


If you would love to connect and collaborate with other  parents and carers in your local area who are interested in taking forward I Matter thinking with the age or needs of children and families that you work with, then I Matter Local is for you!

My name is Dr Cathy Betoin and I’m the Founder of the I Matter Training Company, with a mission to help professionals and parents of anxious and challenging children. Having been a clinical psychologist and a teacher and a parent for over 20 years before developing the I Matter Framework, I know exactly what it’s like to experience that feeling of confusion about what to do to help children who are struggling

There are plenty of ideas around and there are organisations teaching different things but the ideas and advice can often seem to be conflicting.

For the last 3 years I have developed the I Matter Training Journey which offers training for professionals and for parents. Participants so often tell me how much they love the training and the sense of community  but I wanted a way to spread the benefits of the I Matter community even further.

I Matter Local aims to provides quarterly events in various places around the UK and maybe beyond, designed to offer specific networking with like-minded people – people who just get what it’s like to work with anxious and challenging children and their families – along with fantastic support and opportunities to share challenges and wins (and a cuppa!) in a safe, friendly environment.

Find your nearest I Matter Local for ... event below and click to find out more about your I Matter Local for.. Leader and how you can book your spot at the next event!


Who is I Matter Local for... for ?

The detail focus of any session will be in the name.   Group leaders take themes from the wheel and can specify the specific focus 

How many people will there be?

Around 6-10 at each one would be a good guess, but numbers can vary in each location..

How much is it? 

For I Matter members the cost is £10. When specific events are opened to non-members costs will be around £20 - please check

Do I have to be a Member to attend?

You can attend as a visitor for a first time but to continue you must complete your First Steps training.  if you are a parent you can be linked to a member school or service and  with shared key interests with the group. 

Can I go to one away from where I live?

At present please start with the one closest to you. When your Local leader gets in touch, it’s worth mentioning this to them, in case there are local logistical factors to be aware of.

How do I book? 

Simply click on your preferred location below and book using your credit or debit card or read a bit more about each Local for.. and then book!

What happens in an I Matter Community Wheel Local for... Event?  

Our I Matter Community Wheel Local events are facilitated by an approved local Lead Professional.  They run on a similar structure though with a locally determined programme that meets the needs of the specific Local For...group.

9.45-10am: Arrival and informal networking

10-10.15am: Introductions and overview of I Matter Local

10.15-11.30am: Discussion (this will have a theme for each event determined by your local leader)

11.30-11.55am: Challenges, celebrations and sharing 

11.55am-12pm: How to join I Matter Local

12pm: Close

Community Wheel Local

We hope to see this list start to grow.  DATES TBC
Sessions are led by an Approved Community Wheel Lead with a Theme based on a spoke from the Community Wheel