BECOME A SUPPORTER OF RELATIONSHIP HEALTH PRACTICE
Help us become financially independent and able to confidently take these messages out in the world
THREE WAYS TO SUPPORT THIS WORK
What if the parent or professional who was asking for help with a child who was anxious or challenging could access relevant helpful training and support in more timely fashion?.
Help Us Make it Easier for Families to Get Relationship Health Informed Training and Support
Subscribe as a Friend of The I Matter Framework
Friends of I Matter are people who want to support us with our mission through a regular contribution to our bursary fund. We make this fund available on a monthly basis for applications from families with low incomes.
As a means of thanks we offer a termly webinar session in which we provide updates about the progress of the project
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Donate to the I Matter Child and Family Bursary Fund
The I Matter Bursary Fund enables to offer bursaries and scholarships available to
i) professionals in small schools
ii) parents and carers on low incomes.
No one is offered a full bursary or scholarship, Instead we offer bursaries based on 50% or 25% of the course fees
The bursary fund is managed by a Trustee group and an unincorporated association
Thank you for your support :)
The Relationship Health Practice Network
The Relationship Health Practice Network is our professional focussed network.
It was set up alongside the beta publication of Relationship Health The Missing Link in Children's Wellbeing. It's mission is to
i) Promote the importance of Adult-Child Relationship Health for Child and Adult Wellbeing
ii) Support and equip parents and carers and professionals in their important role in a full range of essential skills
iii) Improve access to informed support for parents and carers and professionals when difficulties are present.
Members are professionals who have learned about relationship health thinking via the Book Club and/or the I Matter Framework and who want to network with others and support us with our mission to bring about a shift in emphasis in child and family practice.
We offer a programme of discussions based on the themes raised in the book, networking opportunities with other professionals and opportunity to help guide us in being successful with this important task
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There are several levels of membership:
Please be aware that we are a small project. Whilst we want to reach out further afield, our priority is still to focus on running effective systems in the Kendal area so that we can share our learning. Whilst we focus on taking small steps, becoming a Friend of I Matter is no guarantee that we can directly support your own school or community with I Matter Training due to the complexity of issues that must be navigated. All we can guarantee is our commitment to taking the next steps with safe practices and our commitment to promoting the issues of Relationship Health more widely.
The I Matter Project is in an exciting stage in its development with a great deal of trialling of systems having now been completed , we are now moving forward with systems and processes that are well designed to help us to meet our mission.
Our aim is to increase the accessibility of I Matter Training especially to disadvantaged groups and make the functioning of our small project able to be sustainable, healthy and outward looking with a strong commitment to quality and ensuring positive results
Through 2018 and 2019 and 2020 we have done a lot of exploring about how to best reach out to the schools and families we most want to support.
One of the most successful approaches has been to offer schools and families small bursaries to offset the costs of training. With this in mind we have set up a small unincorporated association with three trustees and a separate bank account.
More recently we have also become aware that there is a community of professionals and parents who want to stay informally involved after introductory training through a membership scheme. So our idea is to tie these two options together to support our scholarship fund
If you like what we are doing and would like to become a Friend then you will be helping us take our next steps and building our financial security so that it is possible for us support families who want to access support with the costs of their I Matter Training. There are therefore two options
i) BECOME A FRIEND OF RELATIONSHIP HEALTH PRACTICE - WITH A REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION CLICK HERE (open to all)
ii) DONATE TO THE I MATTER CHILD AND FAMILY BURSARY FUND CLICK HERE
To date we have been able to support both professionals and parents with small grants from a number of supporters and doners
A regular subscription or a one off donation from you can help us to fulfill our mission
These funds all get paid into the I Matter Child and Family Bursary Scheme which is administered by our Trustees