In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population; the latest rate is significantly higher than that in 2017 and represents the first increase since 2013. Globally someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds.
Through our Barber Talk training, we aim to arm barbers with the knowledge of how to spot those suffering with mental health and be the support that person needs.
After a lot of work with help from Psychiatrists and mental health professionals, the development of BarberTalk Live and Lite has had a complete review and created a new and improved online video format as well as half-day facilitation that combines mental health training with barbering demos.
The idea is not to make barbers into counselors or psychiatrists but with the aid of our four pillars of BarberTalk, RECOGNISE, ASK, LISTEN and HELP we can bridge the gap between the communities we serve and the resources that are available while providing a safe non-judgemental safe space to share, open up and or offload.
If you were to attend they would be given some great skills to help you as barbers/hair pro in general, but more importantly, can save lives.
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