Kintsugi Hope is a charity based in the UK striving to make a difference to peoples mental wellbeing.
"Kintsugi" (金継ぎ)is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. The word
means'golden joinery' in Japanese. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object
more beautiful, and even more unique than it was prior to being broken. Instead of hiding the scars it
makes a featureof them.
We want to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and
supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish.
A Kintsugi Hope Group is a safe and supportive space for people who feel or have felt overwhelmed,
providing tools for self-management in a facilitated peer mentoring style setting.
It consists of a structured yet flexible series of 12 weeks of content, which includes group and
individual activities designed to help participants to accept themselves, to understand their value
and worth, and grow towards a more resilient and hopeful future.
The role of the Group Leader is to facilitate the sessions using the material available, signposting
people if necessary to further help and support. It can feel vulnerable and scary starting a group,
but the benefit of a Kintsugi Hope Group is that Group Leaders are not on their own.
Issues covered include; disappointment, loss, anxiety, anger
perfectionism, shame and resilience. Feedback so far has been amazing.