Jean was one of the first to run a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group, she then went on to become an ambassador for Kintsugi Hope, telling everyone she knew! Thanks to Jean, Kintsugi Hope has seen a huge growth in Bristol. Jean holds a special place in Kintsugi Hope's heart and many of the staff members got to know Jean and her story, she will be deeply missed. 

'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.

Kinstugi Hope wants to see a  world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish. Your donation can help us partner with more organisations so others can experience a wellbeing group and step out of shame. 

Jean found the imagery of "Kintsugi" so powerful in her own life and wanted others to experience the same. Jean saw the power of transformation through being honest, knowing you aren't alone and feeling loved. 

You can watch Jeans story here: 

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