Help people who are struggling take their first STEP INTO HOPE by donating to Kintsugi Hope's campaign today.

'Kintsugi' (金継ぎ) is a Japanese technique for repairing pottery with seams of gold. The word means 'golden joinery' in Japanese. This repairs the brokenness in a way that makes the object more beautiful, and even more unique, than it was prior to being broken. Instead of hiding the scars, it makes a feature of them. 

Kintsugi Hope longs to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish, so people can begin to find treasure in their scars. 

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Your donation will not only help to fund essential programs and services but will also serve as a beacon of hope for those who may be navigating their own struggles.

Together, we can make a difference—one act of kindness, one gesture of support at a time.

What can my donation achieve?

£10 can help fund 2 people to attend a Kintsugi Hope wellbeing group session, where they will find connection and community, and feel less isolated and lonely.

£20 can help us develop digital and printed suicide prevention resources - so people know they are not alone and there's somewhere they can turn for help.

£35 can help 1 church leader attend our bespoke training for churches, via our Mental Health Friendly Church project.

£100 can help us develop our bespoke Groups Management System so that Group Leaders can easily find resources they need for their groups.

From darkness to light: How Kintsugi helped me mend not just broken pots, but a shattered spirit, finding strength, acceptance, and community in the art of embracing imperfections. 

"Two years ago, my world was upended when my husband was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, thrusting me into the role of his caretaker and advocate during a challenging time. As I grappled with the weight of these responsibilities, I found myself sinking into depression and isolation, my instinct to shield my family from my struggles prevented me from seeking support. 

Seeking solace in anonymity, I enrolled in a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group outside my local area, initially observing from the side-lines. Yet, as weeks passed, I began to sense a profound shift—a newfound sense of belonging, acceptance, and validation enveloped me. 

Through this journey, I came to understand that my depression stemmed from shouldering the burden of strength for too long, compounded by the grief and loss accompanying my husband's diagnosis. Guided by the gentle hands of others, I embarked on a journey of healing—a journey marked by tenderness, nurture, and self-discovery. 

The pinnacle of this transformative experience came during our final session, where we delicately pieced together our fractured pots—a symbolic act mirroring my own fragmented state.  I felt overwhelmed by the task of putting the broken shards together.  They represented me; in bits, broken. The two people either side of me, gently, with no words, just respect and love helped me put my pot back together.  The realisation that I didn't need to do this tough stuff on my own was profound and life changing. It was a revelation that reshaped my outlook deeply. 

Kintsugi Hope has become my beacon of hope, illuminating my path toward brighter days. Through its teachings, I've begun to recognise the beauty within my scars, finding solace and strength in the art of embracing imperfection."

Please consider helping people like Kim find their own story of Hope.

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If you prefer to give via Stewardship, you can do that here:

For a one-off gift you  could send a cheque to our offices, made payable to Kintsugi Hope

Kintsugi Hope c/o Reprohouse, Drakes Lane, Boreham, Essex, CM3 3BE

For regular donations you could set up a Standing Order via your bank  - contact [email protected] directly if you would like assistance with this.