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Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (GMHSCP) has teamed up with Tom Chapman, of The Lions Barber Collective charity, to offer free training for barbers in Greater Manchester.

BarberTalk gives barbers the skills to recognise the signs that someone may be struggling with their mental health and how to help clients the support they need.

Men spend more time with their barber than their GP. It is the unique, trusted barber-client relationship that we want to develop.

It’s not about making barbers into counsellors, but bridging the gap between the communities you serve and the resources that are available. It’s about providing a safe non-judgemental safe space for men to open up.

At this free 4-hour training course, you’ll learn:

  • How to recognise the signs that someone may be struggling with thoughts of suicide
  • How to ask them directly and confidently
  • How to listen with empathy and without judgement
  • What support is available to make sure they get the help they need

After you have completed the training, you’ll be awarded a certificate, a digital certificate for social media or your website and you’ll be added to The Lions Barber Collective ‘Locate a Lion’ map and join their discussion forum. You’ll also be listed on the Shining a Light on Suicide website.

Find out more: https://barbertalk.eventbrite.co.uk

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