Supported by the Mind and Soul Foundation
and AllChurches Trust
As we have navigated the impact of several lockdowns, and periods of
being separated from family, friends and loved ones, Kintsugi Hope's message has been:
Social isolation does NOT mean social disconnection.
As we now transition into another new season, we continue to encourage you
to find ways to reconnect, discover how to manage the vast array of emotions
we have experienced and care for our emotional and mental wellbeing.
Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups have been running online,
enabling Churches to reach their congregations and
communities with resources to support people's mental and
emotional wellbeing. Yet they are fully flexible and adaptable
for either continuing to run online, or face to face.
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.
For full details about Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups, download our brochure.
If you are considering becoming a Church or Organisational Partner of Kintsugi Hope,
and would like to know more about who we are, the process of applying, and what is
involved in training Wellbeing Group Leaders and the running of these groups,
then we’d like to invite you to join one of our Information Sessions free to
attend online. We hold these regularly, and each information sessions last
up to one hour maximum.
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.
There are Adult, Youth and Student streams, enabling groups to be held
within a church or a wider community, such as with existing or newly
formed small groups within a church, or with neighbours, friends, in
connection with food banks, homeless communities, schools or universities.
Once the Church Partner application process is complete,
Group Leaders are required to complete Kintsugi Hope
Wellbeing Group training. This is all provided via 9
online modules, undertaken at your own pace,
together with an online group experience led by
one of our experienced team. There are also several
optional Resource Modules providing extra specialised
training which can be explored at any point in your
journey as a Group Leader.