I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Training

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I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Starter Training

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For everyone who works with families and children and young people

No pre-requisite training

What is the I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Starter 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 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

  • Background and Readiness for Change

  • Stress and Wellbeing

  • Essential Ideas

  • Attachment, alarm and the brain

  • The power of belief and attitudes

  • Communication Matters

How is it delivered?

The I Matter Relationship Health Fundamentals Starter Training is designed for those working with children and young people and their families or for parents and carers with the aim to introduce and provide an overarching focus on improving relationship health.


Book now

Book an individual place here

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



Individual booking

£350pp with online Fundamentals course
£450pp with online Fundamentals and Level 1
£550pp with online Fundamentals and Level 1 consolidation plus a consult

Group bookings 
Please enquire 


I Matter Fundamentals - Course Notes £25



Delegates will require a supporting Course Notes which provide essential posters that support the I Matter Framework as a theoretical foundation for relationship health practice.  


Further training

Study Group Facilitator Training (1 day, plus online and 12 month Trainee license)

Train the Trainer (for introducing the Fundamentals in your setting)


I Matter Extended Learning Journey includes:

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


Applications of  Fundamentals Training

Adult-Child Relationships

Adult-Adult Relationships

Adult Wellbeing

'The I Matter Training changed the way I understood what was happening in home and work relationships. 

Key Facts
6.5 + 6.5 hours

Course level: