Fri 14 Feb - Mental and Emotional Health in Churches and Communities - Leaders Breakfast
When: Friday 14th February 2020, 8.15am - 10am
Where: St Philip & St Jacob Church, Tower Hill, Bristol, BS2 0ET
Dear church/organisation leaders, youth leaders and student leaders
Guest speakers - Marvin Rees (Mayor of Bristol) and Patrick Regan (Kintsugi Hope)
Please email stewart a_t ebe d_o_t org d_o_t uk if you are intending on coming, so we know numbers for breakfast and seating. (Also, please email if you can't make the meeting but want to be kept in touch about this)
We look forward to hearing the priorities for communities in Bristol on ‘mental and emotional wellbeing’ from Marvin Rees and then hearing from Patrick Regan about how the church can model great practice and build community together in Bristol. Patrick was previously CEO of XLP charity in London, speaks regularly at all the UK Christian conferences and now has started the charity Kintsugi Hope - www.kintsugihope.com.
Kintsugi Hope Vision - 'We want to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish.’ 'Kintsugi' 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.
Many thanks and look forward to seeing you soon
Stewart North (Bristol Noise and Ebe Church)
Andy Street (Christian Action Bristol)