Thank you so much for your interest in our Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups! We are so excited that you are considering joining the movement to create safe and supportive spaces in our churches and communities for people to grow and flourish!
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.
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 running a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group is that Group Leaders are not on their own.
How do Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups work?
From the pilot phase, we’ve found one of the ways to start a group is to run the first one from within an existing homegroup/small group setting. This way you already have an existing structure to invite people into. The group can think of friends and family they can invite, and afterwards people can decide to stay on as part of the homegroup – which is a great way to follow up with new people.
Towards the end of the 12 weeks, participants are invited to train as a Group Leader to run their own Kintsugi Hope Group in their own workplace/community/coffee shop as they have been through it themselves. The feedback so far has been amazing. Some of the groups that have already taken place as part of the pilot phase were asked to describe the groups:
‘A group for broken people helping others who are broken to lead fulfilling lives and support each other’
‘Non-threatening, non-judgmental, positive, encouraging’
‘A safe, secure and fun place to be’
Apply to run a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group
Full details and an application form, are available to download as a word document and a pdf by clicking on the “Get Pack” button below. To run a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group, your church needs to first become a Church Partner. The Church Partner can nominate someone to apply to become a Group Leader who, subject to satisfactory references and checks will be invited to attend the training.
There is no deadline to apply, however applications need to be received a minimum of five weeks before a training date.
- Friday 25th to Saturday 26th - October 2019 Chelmsford (Applications to be received by Friday 20th September 2019)
- Provisional dates currently are listed below. Locations to be advised.
- Friday 17th to Saturday 18th - January 2020 (Applications to be received by Friday 13th December 2019)
- Friday 7th to Saturday 8th - February 2020 (Applications to be received by Friday 3rd January 2019)
- Friday 24th to Saturday 25th - April 2020 (Applications to be received by Friday 20th March 2020)
- Further dates TBA
This is quite a large document, but please don’t let this put you off. We just want to make sure we capture everything we need from the start in order to make the process of getting you set up to run a Kintsugi Hope Group as quickly and as smoothly as possible, and so we can support you as best we can.