Kintsugi Hope

Kintsugi Hope’s vision is to see a world where mental and emotional health is accepted and understood, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish. ‘Kintsugi’ (literally ‘golden joinery’) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful than it was prior to being broken. Instead of hiding the scars it makes a feature of them. God does the same with us – he remodels us into something more rare and beautiful because of (not in spite of) our flaws and broken parts. Understanding this and opening up about our own struggles, helps other people feel less alone in theirs, and able to heal and grow.


Kintsugi Hope’s church wellbeing groups can provide a safe space where it’s ok to say you’re struggling.

Kintsugi Hope wants to support churches to become mental health friendly spaces for the broken and hurting.

Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups are for anyone who has been or is overwhelmed – which can happen to anyone! Our groups provide community, friendship, self-management tools and reassurance that it’s OK to be struggling, but not OK to stay struggling. 


We aim to give people: 

• Safety and support where there is no shame and embarrassment in struggling

• An increase in self-worth, confidence, and wellbeing

• A deeper understanding of the reality of God’s love

• Clear pathways to receive additional support if needed (signposting). 

Kintsugi Hope