Lions Barber Collective
Maldon Districts’ barbers, hairdressers, and beauty professionals are being offered free mental health training to help customers open up.
Barbers, hairdressers, and beauty professionals across Maldon District are being offered free mental health training to help clients open up.
It is recognised that hair and beauty professionals are often a trusted confidant and friendly ear to their customers, therefore, Maldon District Council have organised the Lions Barber Collective to deliver their BarberTalk and Hair & BeautyTalk course via Zoom on Monday 31st January 2022.
Booking is available through the Eventbrite link by CLICKING HERE.
The course is open to all barbers, hairdressers and beauticians based in the Maldon District.
Cllr Richard Siddall, Leader Designate of Maldon District Council said: “We are proud to be the first Council in Essex to work with the Lions Barber Collective as part of our ongoing approach to support the mental health of residents.
“Barbers, hairdressers and beauty professionals build relationships with their customers, which in turn often allows the customer to open up about feelings which they might not want to discuss with family, friends or colleagues.”
“The BarberTalk and Hair & BeautyTalk course will help professionals support their clients and their communities.”
Tom Chapman, founder, and CEO of the Lions Barber Collective, said: “Mental health affects us all and the pandemic has made that worse in many cases. 72% of those who die by suicide have had no contact with mental health services in the 12 months before they die, yet they have probably had a haircut or beauty treatment! This is why I am so happy to be working with the team at Maldon District Council to help train hair & beauty pros to have safe communications around mental health and potentially save lives by reaching the unreachable.”
Professionals in the Maldon District can sign up to the course by visiting: THIS LINK.
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