Catalyst Connects: Belonging Matters

Catalyst Psychology CIC has received grant funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to support improved outcomes for children resettling into Greater Manchester from Ukraine, Afghanistan and Hong Kong.

The project is called Catalyst Connects: Belonging Matters. Further information is provided below.

The training and support programme is fully funded with no additional charges for participants. The programme content is relevant to the needs of refugees, families displaced by war and International New Arrivals more generally.

The project has 3 strands

1) Belonging Matters Training

2) Belonging Matters Charter Mark

3) 'What Works' - developing an evidence base. 

We are now taking bookings for the Summer term 2024 and expressions of interest for Autumn 2024 and Spring 2025. The project finishes in March 2025. Follow the links below to book or to indicate your interest.

Belonging Matters project overview


To see the flyer with general information click here: Belonging Matters flyer

To see the slides from the recent introductory webinars click here: Belonging Matters introductory slides

Data protection and privacy statements: click link here

Strand 1: Training


The training programme is webinar based and is open to all.

For more information and to book click on this link: Belonging Matters Training

Strand 2: Charter Mark


The Belonging Matters Charter Mark will be awarded to up to 4 schools in each GM Local Authority able to demonstrate evidence of best practice in supporting the needs of displaced children and families. 

For more information and to express an interest click on this link: Belonging Matters Charter Mark

Strand 3: What works?


This project will contribute to an evidence base for 'what works' in supporting vulnerable young migrants and displaced people, with a particular focus on how to maximise impact through delivering the project across Local Authority areas.

For more information and to express an interest click on this link: Belonging Matters: What works?