I Matter Intensive - Foundation Days... 

I Matter Intensive Foundation Days helps you gain an understanding of an I Matter approach

I Matter Intensive - Foundation Days for....

I Matter Intensive - Foundation Days 

These are the features of all of our foundation days .. you can 

+ Hear about the background to the I Matter Framework, what it is and why it is needed and how it can help

+ Gain a fast overview of key elements of the I Matter Framework

+ Learn about the importance of developmental thinking

+ Network with others who are concerned to address the wellbeing of children and young people and families

+ Attend with others in your locality to deepen relationships and develop local plans 

Build your confidence supporting challenging children and their families


If you have a concern about the wellbeing of children and families and know that something serious is missing in our current approach then an I Matter Intensive will get you thinking. 

If you would love to build a local strategy and would love to connect and collaborate with other professionals in your local area who are interested in taking forward I Matter Framework thinking with the age or needs of children and families that you work with, then an I Matter Intensive can get you sarted

My name is Dr Cathy Betoin and I’m the Founder of the I Matter Framework Training Company, set up to offer resources to help professionals and parents of 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 challenging children

The I Matter Framework Intensives were set up as a way of introducing professionals to the I Matter Framework in a fast paced way. Time and again participants tell me how much they find the I Matter Framework helpful but they also say that they love the feeling of connection and community they get from being with others who care about the same things. 

I Matter Intensives therefore offer the introduction and the extension events provide quarterly events in various places around the UK and Ireland, designed to offer specific networking with like-minded people – people who just get what it’s like to work with challenging children and their families – along with fantastic support and opportunities to share challenges and wins (and a cuppa!) in a safe, friendly environment.   Those who want to build their local community can then work towards setting up an I Matter Local event.

Find your next I Matter Foundation event below and click to find out how you can book your spot at the next event!


Who is an I Matter Foundation Intensive .. for ?

The detail focus of the group will be in the name.   Group leaders can specify who their group is for and what the specific focus is

How many people will there be?

Anything up to 50 people at each one would be a good guess, but numbers can vary in each location..

How much is it? 

For non members an I Matter intensive is £120 + VAT. For I Matter  Members or those linked to a member school the cost is £100 + VAT. 

Do I have to be an I Matter Member to attend?

Yes, you do need to have completed initial training and if you are a parent you be linked to a member school or service and  with shared key interests with the group.  You are welcome to attend one taster session before we ask you to pay the full fees.

Can I go to one away from where I live?

Of course! Just follow the location below and book as you would for 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 Local for... Event?  

Our I Matter 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.

9.00-9.30: Coffee - Arrival and informal networking

9.30-10.15am:  The Background to the I Matter Framework

10.30-11.15am: Activity - Introduction to the I Matter Framework

11.30-12.30am: Essential Ideas

12.30-1.15am:  Lunch

1.15-2.30:  Introducing Developmental Thinking

2.30-2.45:  Tea

2.45-3.30:  Implementing I Matter in your setting - next steps

3.30-4.00:  Q&A and Close