How to Take Part in Training

At present our core training is run in the Kendal area though we are currently putting in place the systems to be able to provide our training further afield.

We run training for

i) Professionals 

+ For everyday CPD

+ for Lead Professionals wanting to develop an inhouse program

ii) Parents

+ mainly via member schools

+ a small periodic independent access pathway

You can look out for or receive our newsletter so that you can hear about

+ introductory events that we run in Kendal

+ introductory events as part of others conferences

+ our own conferences

+ Introductory webinars

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Our Core Training Program - I Matter Framework training - runs on a half term rolling program - of 6 weeks

We allocate the weeks in advance

Introductory sessions are mainly on a Friday week 2    

Week 2:  Introductory events - face to face workshops, some webinars and conferences

Week 3-4 Online Registration and Recommendations

Week 6;  Getting Started workshops and access to your online course


Ongoing Study Support face to face or webinar sessions 

are mainly Thursdays at present though we hope to extend the options.

Week 1. 3. 5 series of three study support sessions for Foundation Part 1 or Week 2, 4, 6 for Part 2

Advanced Professional Development Program - mainly Thursday after school and some Fridays

I Matter Community - Half Termly Rolling Programme

The following table sets out what we currently offer in different situations


Everyday parenting

Increased Pressure Parenting

Intro wk 2 and GS  Fri wk 6 after school

Intro wk 2 and GS fri wk 6 pm

Usually Self-funded

Sometimes contributions


Inhouse  Kendal

1  inhouse group training F2F 

2. Inhouse group training F2F with school lead professional starting Part 1  

3. Inhouse individual or group workshops F2F with school lead professional starting part 1. 

Members access to central

4 Option to join central programme as an upgrade

5 We run a local web course for everyday parenting – referral must come via School Lead Prof

6 We run a local F2F course for increased pressure parenting must come via Lead GP

Non members Kendal

7 Join local programme Foundation A 

8 Email course and a few spaces on central - by invitation based on knowledge of individuals 

9.  A few spaces. on central with referral – some supportive funding must come via Lead GP

Not in Kendal

10.Join a conference

11. Email course encourage your school or community to take a look

12. Email course encourage school/community to look


Most of I Matter Training is delivered in partnership with schools and organisations that have longer term relationships with children and families.   If you want to provide I Matter Training in house to your staff, parents and young people, you must first invest in the training of a Lead Professional team.  To get this started requires investment in the training of a minimum of 2 experienced staff who have an interest in work with parents and complex children so that you have at least 1 Lead and 1 Deputy..   

Potential Lead professionals or Deputies can let us know that they are interested in is this role at the outset or they can apply to join the Lead Professionals programme as a top up at a reduced fee.  To run a program there should be two professionals who have completed Foundation A and B and at least one though preferably both who has complete Intermediate A.  We can only offer this organisational licence to professionals who are supported by an informed senior leadership team with an interest in developing this area of their own organisational practice.   

If you are in a senior leadership position or represent a larger organisation supporting a local network, then the value and importance of completing your own training is that you will have a better insight and understanding of what the research evidence is telling us about the shifts that are needed in delivery practices to improve a range of outcomes for young people.

Please click here for more information about Lead Professional training contact us if you are interested in the Lead Professional role and request the application along side your core training.   


At present we only provide I Matter Courses for Young People in partnership with Lead Professionals in member schools and services


If you like what we are doing and want to support us you can become a subscribing Friend of The I Matter Framework and we will keep you posted with our project updates.   We will put your subscription fee towards our core costs helping us to take our offering out with more confidence to others.


It's quite simple really - we offer resources and encourage people to take time to think and learn about what is happening around them..

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We carefully gather evidence of the impact of I Matter Training using a variety of formats and will be presenting more here very shortly.

Get Started: Learn why healthy adult-child relationships and healthy communities matter for mental health, positive behaviour and healthy child development at home and in school. Then.. Take Stock and Go for Results.


If I had understood these ideas earlier

I could have been a lot more effective

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