HOW YOU CAN HELP: RAISING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN OUR INDUSTRY.
The Lions Barber Collective are fundraising to support spreading the word of mental health.
Mental health has always been important, but never more so than now. Last year we were fortunate enough to interview Tom Chapman, founder of The Lions Barber Collective, who has done much amazing work to raise awareness of recognising mental health among the clients of hair salons and barbers.
The Lions Barber Collective began with an international collection of top barbers (and now also hairdressers) who have come together to help raise awareness for the prevention of suicide.
This summer, continuing their excellent work, The Lions Barber Collective are raising money for a Gazebo to allow them to continue the online work they have done over the last 18 months, spreading the word of mental health awareness LIVE at outdoor events across the UK such as festivals, football and cricket matches, as well as at local events; with the aim of spreading their message whilst also offering support and listening.
To be able to achieve this goal, The Lions Barber Collective have created a GO FUND ME page and appreciate donations of any amount, if you would like to support their fantastic effort: https://gofund.me/c8c21eb8
Find out more about the work of The Lions Barber Collective and see how you can get involved to help spread the importance of mental health awareness by visiting thelionsbarbercollective.com
Keep up the amazing work Tom and team, you are doing an incredible job at making a difference.
We have listed available support services below, should you need help with your mental health. These are really useful tools to familiarise yourself with for personal use or to know where to direct others if they are in need of support.
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Check Point provides a fantastic global list of available helplines and support listed by country. You can access and familiarise yourself with your all-local support at https://checkpointorg.com. We have listed just a few below:
Crisis helpline. Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Free 24/7 support
US and Canada: text 741741
UK: text 85258 | Ireland: text 50808
Samaritans UK. To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call 116 123 (free from any phone), email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health America. You can call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline. Trained crisis workers will listen to you and direct you to the resources you need.