Patrick Regan OBE

Patrick Regan OBE

Patrick Regan OBE founded Kintsugi Hope with his wife Diane after a series of operations and events that took them to the brink physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The charity provides safe and supportive spaces online to support people with mental health and social isolation. Find out more at:

Show yourself some compassion

30 April 2020I had a sick feeling in my stomach. I love my children, but the idea of being home with all four of them all day is filling me with huge amounts of anxiety. Will I be able to handle it? Suddenly Facebook is flooded with advice on how to look after my mental health: exercise regularly (but only once a day), limit time on social media (but stay connected with others), eat healthily, stick to a routine (but be flexible), and limit caffeine. All brilliant advice, but as I try to put in place all…


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