Make Sure You are Well Prepared For Couple Relationship Health
Learn The I Matter Model and the I Matter Framework - for Couple Wellbeing

Strong Foundations for Relationship Health Practice

Solid Foundations for Couple Relationship Health 
Learn the I Matter® Framework

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Your first mission (should you choose to accept it) is to be sitting down with a cup of tea and your I Matter Level 1 Certificate,  feeling relieved and proud that you have made time (3 months or less) to give yourself solid foundations for supporting couple relationship health and wellbeing, especially in the face of challenges, and what’s more - you have enjoyed the process!

The I Matter Course for Couple Wellbeing is a new and exciting development in the life of this project.  Our intent is to focus on bringing relationship health insights to the widespread issues that arise in the life of couples.  This training is for those who want to feel well-prepared or want to address challenges


Stats show that relationship health is one of the most important predictors of health and wellbeing for children and adults...

Yet, in spite of decades of research on attachment relationships, we are still not given any preparation to ensure we have the skills for relationships, especially for times when there is pressure.  Then when pressures arise (which they always do), it can be difficult to find the right help - this impacts professionals and parents  

The trouble is, that getting involved in relationships or in the care of children or adults without preparation, or any discussion of the issues involved, leaves adults and young people hugely ill-prepared 


Get some preparation for Relationship Health Wellbeing Practice finally done..

With better understanding you can experience the relief, the reassurance, and the wellbeing rewards this brings.

Rewards?  Yes - lack of relationship health with people who matter can consume your mind, heart and soul - and leave you paralyzed at work and at home.

So making it a priority to develop your understanding and skills can help progress important conversations, help you make good decisions and relieve a lot of pressure

Why Make This a Priority?

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We get that you are busy and there is a lot to fit in.  However relationship health in a couple impacts everything.
So, making time to learn and making time for discussion will support you as you progress your own I Matter Learning Journey. 

In any couple role you have a hugely important role to play in the everyday situations and decision making in which you are involved.  Right now we need to bring relationship health thinking into understanding of why couples work and why they fail.  We have seen that it is through discussion that the task of putting theory into practice comes to life.   Here are some other benefits.  You will 


Not understanding why you, other adults & children behave the way they do can lead to huge stress and less effective practices - that can be avoided if you understand more


If you & your partner neglect this issue and have to hunt for support once difficulties have become established getting help can be difficult and sometimes very expensive


When you have talked about matters to do with relationship health before difficulties arise then if difficulties arise then conversations are easier to progress.

As a partner in a couple relationship you have a vital role to play in helping your relationship thrive or falter.  So your understanding, and your skills and willingness to do the work that couple life needs is a key foundation for your wellbeing and the wellbeing of your partner, children and wider family

A key aspect of a healthy couple life is the ability to know yourself and talk challenges through as well as being involved in shared interests and healthy participation in your local community.  Creating space for your partner to become the person they need to be and for exploring your own life journey offers rich opportunities for growth.

Relationship Health Matters

I'm Dr Cathy Betoin, founder of I Matter Training and Relationship Health Matters and I get how tricky it can be talking about issues to do with relationship health. It’s often another elephant in the room alongside mental health that everyone avoids talking about, especially with the people you care about 

Here with Relationship Heath Matters and I Matter Training, our mission is to make discussion of relationship health as commonplace as discussion about physical health and mental health.

Inspired by my own journey and experiences of confusion in adult, professional and parent roles, I designed this learning journey to help others get their personal, professional and parent-carer roles off to an easier and more start than I experienced

Our aim is to support you in building strong foundations for better joined up relationship health at work and at home

This is done through the the online study course or working with trained and licensed facilitators or coaches who’ve been through our licensed facilitators training programme

With the insight and tools to progress relationship health wellbeing practice our wish for you is that your work and home learning journeys will be much easier, simpler, straightforward and enjoyable!

What Others Say

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I am really enjoying how thought provoking this information is and how it makes it practical and easy to explain and utilise in so many different areas of my patient care.   GP Level 1

"The information drawn together in I Matter Training is like gold dust for parents and carers of the child who is challenging us.  I am loving the training and finding it so interesting!" - Parent and Foster Carer  Level 1-2

The course was truly fascinating. Having worked in education for 16 years it’s given me a new angle and so much food for thought!  I want to know more! I think this could really have a huge impact on how we support families.   Year Head

The course has definitely met all the learning outcomes.  It has been an excellent course.  I liked how it showed compassion to parents and children.   I am making lots of changes!   Parent of 2 and 5yr old

Three Steps to Start on Building Strong Foundations for Relationship Health Wellbeing

Once past the initial registration steps and registered on the Level 1 training you will have a step by step learning process.  You will


They are carefully designed to be step by step and are very interesting!


Think about your own situation
Discuss and tackle specific challenges


Review progress and feel good about
making time for this important learning.

We recommend supported learning with licensed practitioners in your own community wherever possible. At present this is only available in the Kendal, South Lakes area, so places are currently restricted. We are currently progressing the licensed facilitator and coach training and hope to expand availability shortly..
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After the Level 1:  After the Level 1 you may feel sufficiently confident that relationships are in a good place around you at work (and at home) and may feel you have progressed your understanding of relationship health practice so feel ready to stop.  Or you might want to stay involved via our regular monthly membership or be interested in a Link role (see below). 

Or you may want to learn more, or know you need to build in more support for yourself. In which case you could apply to progress to the advanced programme which explores the theory to practice of the I Matter Framework in more depth.  Level 2 is intended for those looking to strengthen confidence for working with typical relationships and parenting situations (another 4 months) and Level 3 for those supporting children and families with additional needs where a longer term focus is needed (another 12 months).

The important question to ask yourself is are relationships around you yet in a healthy place?  Are you feeling confident in the role you are playing in your couple life helping your partner and yourself progress with their challenges using a relationship health approach?   If you are someone who wants a good couple life and a positive future for your community and planet, the challenging truth is that this requires work!   So supporting yourself with this learning is important.   Some of this will involve being willing to take a hard look at some everyday issuess to see what needs to shift.  Please contact us to discuss your interest.   

We can complete a personalised assessment and recommendations step, and customise a training plan depending on your current role and experience.

Access to express an interest in joining this training is via a Certified Link or Lead Professional.
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