Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference in people's emotional and mental wellbeing. The word Kintsugi means ‘golden joinery’ in Japanese and is a technique used to repair pottery, arguably making the object more beautiful despite its brokenness. It makes a feature of the scars and Kintsugi Hope’s aim is that this will become the reality in people's lives. Their vision is to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish.
As a church, we have partnered with Kintsugi Hope to offer their Wellbeing Groups to youth and adults. These are peer mentoring styles and look at issues such as disappointment, loss, anxiety, anger, shame, and resilience. They provide tools to help with the self-management of emotional and mental health issues. Please note they are not aimed at those with severe issues, or under specialist care but we may be able to signpost you to more specialist service providers if this is what you need.
If you would be interested in joining a Kintsugi Wellbeing Group then please contact us. If you would like to find out more about leading a group then please also get in touch although we recommend you try out a group first.
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