With the majority of the nation separated from family,
friends and loved ones and with life being far from
normal, Kintsugi Hope Youth's message is simple:
Social isolation does NOT mean social disconnection.
As a result Kintsugi Hope Youth Wellbeing Groups are
now online, enabling Churches and Charities to reach
their youth groups and communities with resources to
support young people's mental and emotional wellbeing.
We have adapted the adult version and reduced the content
into 6 weeks to fit into a term. We have run 9 pilots in
total, and the feedback has been amazing.
For full details you can download the brochure.
Here is Joel explaining the heart behind Kintsugi Hope Youth.
Invest in your young peoples' wellbeing and mental health
and get alongside them. Research conducted by WHO shows
that 1 in 5 young people are struggling with their mental
health in any given year.
To support young people in their mental health, you need to
be equipped to do so. You don't need to be an expert but
with basic knowledge, the right resources and listening
ear, young people will feel safe to open up. There are many
amazing charities that can equip you and at Kintsugi Hope
Youth our Wellbeing Group Leader Training is now online, so
it's never been easier to equip yourself with the right
People start to heal the moment they feel heard. Safe and
supportive spaces are key for people being able to be open
and honest. Kintsugi Hope Youth will equip you to be able
to create these spaces, so your young people can feel safe
to share their worries, scars without feeling judged. For
me, personally when I was in a youth group, I would open up
only when I felt safe. Let's do the same for the young
people we work with, so we can break the cycle.
We can then work to break the cycle of shame that too often
surrounds mental wellbeing and can prevent young people
from speaking out and seeking the help they need.
To run a Group, your Church first needs to apply to become
a Kintsugi Hope Church Partner (to ensure great safeguarding
and for the group to be well-supported). Once this is in
place, your Church can recommend as many people as they
want to train to become Group Leaders and run a group.
Once the application process is complete, Group Leaders
re required to compete Kintsugi Hope Youth Wellbeing
Group training. Previously training took place over 2
days in various locations across the country. Since the
COVID-19 Government regulations around Social Distancing
and Public Gatherings have been in place, Kintsugi Hope
have moved all Group Leader training online.
Please refer to the Application website for further information.