With the majority of the nation currently separated from family, friends and loved ones, Kintsugi Hope’s message is simple: Social isolation does NOT mean social disconnection.
As a result Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups are now online, enabling Churches to reach their congregations and communities with resources to support people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.
What is a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group?
A Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing 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.
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.
How do we set up a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group?
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.
Until March 2020, applications were completed by post or email and in most cases, required multiple people to complete different sections. COVID-19 social distancing measures has made completion of paper-based application forms difficult. As a result, and to speed the process up, the majority of the application process can take place over the phone.
How to Apply
- Download an Application Pack.
- Read Page 1 of the pack (the rest is for further information only)
- Complete the form below to start your application:
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Group Leader Training
Once the application process is complete, Group Leaders are required to compete Kintsugi Hope 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 are moving all Group Leader training online. More details about online training will be coming soon but we anticipate it will be available from 23rd April 2020. Please refer to the Application Pack for further information.
Thanks for making it to the bottom! Here's a picture of one of our team meetings over zoom: