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Topics

Beauty from Brokenness

Going Gently (recovering from COVID-19)

Bouncing Forwards, resilience, courage, and Change

Leading when you are not OK

Honesty Over Silence (tackling stigma)

Faith and Mental Health

Becoming a Mental Health Friendly Church

Mental Health and Youth

Mental Health and Students

Men and Mental Health

Women and Mental Health

Loss & disappointment

Letting go of the inner Critic

You’re not perfect and that’s OK (tackling perfectionism)

Journeying with others

Being authentic

Grief and Lament

You will not like me when I am angry (tackling anger)

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Speakers

Patrick Regan

Patrick is CEO and co-founder of Kintsugi Hope, which came about following a series of personal trials and ill-health affecting Patrick and his family. Prior to that, Patrick led urban youth work charity XLP, which he founded in 1996 and ran for 22 years.

Patrick is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of justice and wellbeing. A passionate communicator, Patrick is equally at home on the main stage at major UK political party conferences and engaging in robust debates in the media as he is connecting with business and community leaders and speaking to inmates in a maximum-security prison or gang leaders in Jamaica. He is Patron of Welcome Churches, whose vision is for every refugee in the UK to be welcomed by their local church.

He is the author of six books, most recently Bouncing Forwards

Joel Harris

Joel spent most of his teenage years growing an online following through YouTube & Instagram, becoming a social media influencer, and travelling the country presenting shows. Despite such success, he struggled with his identity, and the subtle trap of seeking worth through likes and followers. Now working at Kintsugi Hope, he developed and oversees the youth & student work of the charity. He is passionate about helping his generation be freed from the shackles of poor mental health.

Rachael Newham

Rachael manages the Mental Health Friendly Church Project at Kintsugi Hope. She founded Christian mental health charity ThinkTwice and led it for a decade before joining Kintsugi Hope. Rachael studied her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Theology at the London School of Theology and is the author of Learning to Breathe, with a second book out in 2021. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and young son and can usually be found drinking coffee.

Lynette Brooks

Lynette started her working life as a nurse and Health Visitor, then left the NHS to go to Bible school, followed by a season on team at a Jamaican school. Lynette was involved in teaching and training at CWR (Waverley Abbey Trust) for many years and is now a qualified counsellor and Kintsugi Hope’s Relationship Manager. Her interest and experience lie in all aspects of emotional wellbeing and mental health, and her biggest joy and hope is that every single person is helped to know they are created in God’s image, are known, valued, and loved for who they are, and can embrace all aspects of their humanity.

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