I Matter Relationship Health Training Workshops

All successful journeys start with noticing new details that have been overlooked


The I Matter Framework offers a back to basics practical integration of well established evidence in child and family practice.   The concepts that make up the I Matter Framework are taught in a highly practical and accessible way. Practical exercises and informative visuals bring the concepts to life drawing on everyday examples and experiences of participants, .  The longer workshops include group discussion and skills practice. The online training includes taught video clips delivered by Cathy Betoin


  • Clear explanations of the Evidence base
  • Cost-effective, quality training
  • Empowers child and family practitioners and improves child and family outcomes
  • For ALL staff with a concern for child wellbeing
  • Complements all psychological approaches and modalities
  • Develops a common language, a whole systems approach

The aim of  I Matter  Relationship Health Training is to increase awareness and understanding of what relationship health is and the research on which it is based. On completion, learners will have a greater appreciation of the significance of relationship health to physical health and mental health, including the seeds of relationship health in childhood and the process of relationship health restoration.   

  • Step 1-2   Introducing the I Matter Framework and I Matter approach to Relationship Health  
  • Step 3-4   Working with the I Matter Process – focus direct relationships with children  
  • Step 5       The I Matter Wheel - Everyday applications of the I Matter Framework in practice  
  • Extended Journey        Applications of the I Matter Framework in practice 
  • Supporting Others       Supporting adults or young people on an I Matter Journey

By the end of Core Course of Stage 1-5  study, participants should be able to:

  • Understand and define what relationship health is
  • Describe the evidence base around how relationship health underpins mental health and physical health
  • Identify the key components of relationship health with children and with adults
  • Have explored the applications of a relationship health perspective to case studies relevant to their own setting
  • Be able to identify when there is a likely relationship ill-health component in a specific situation with a child or adult
  • Be able to implement a relationship health intervention with a child in a direct relationship
  • List the sources of further information and where to signpost people to for more resources and support.

In order to offer study support for an I Matter Intervention with adults as well as children, Stage 3 training is required. 

We do not offer a Train the Trainer option.  We can work with  you to build capacity for supported learning and on the task of embedding Relationship Health principles into everyday practices.