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Men's Mental Health

Suicide is THE biggest killer in young people, over 1,600 people take their lives every year, in the UK somebody takes their life every 120 minutes. Three quarters of these shocking statistics are men. This effects so many, either directly or indirectly.

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It's Time For Change

As barbers we are in a unique position to help our clients, through the trust and bond we build with them. An incredibly strong relationship where clients become friends and can share aspect of their lives with us, then walk out the shop and leave it behind knowing it goes no further because of client confidentiality and the fact we are often not in their social circle.

Globally there is a suicide every 40 seconds

Testimonials

From the age of 6 to 16 I was bullied mercilessly after losing my older sister Emma who I have tattooed on my forearm. When I was in secondary school I was bullied for my sister's passing and not being able to fit in with anyone so I was a loner for the 5 years I was there but never told anyone not even my parents. I met Tom one night on a drunken night in Plymouth and since then hes always been there.

In 2011 I was a victim of domestic abuse which I never told anyone until Tom gave me the strength to open up about things. I tried to commit suicide numerous times thinking I was a burden to those around me and felt unwanted, the most recent being 2 weeks ago.

I have now built up my strength and am making my way forward to helping others like Tom and the rest of the Lions Collective.

Ben Higgins

Lion

I’ve known Tom on and off for years, and while having a beard trim he told me about the Lions, for some reason I opened up there and then. It didn’t feel clinical, just 2 people talking. My PTSD is horrible sometimes with visions and nightmares, but Tom went from being my barber, to being my friend. I wanted to help and gave up my time to talk to people and spread the word, I was truly humbled when I was asked to be a trustee, to be part of the Lions has been life changing for me. But the fundamental thing that stays, is that when I’m having a hard time, he’s a phone call away. The support of the Lions has saved my life.

Graham Miles

Lion

I’ve known Tom on and off for years, and while having a beard trim he told me about the Lions, for some reason I opened up there and then. It didn’t feel clinical, just 2 people talking. My PTSD is horrible sometimes with visions and nightmares, but Tom went from being my barber, to being my friend. I wanted to help and gave up my time to talk to people and spread the word, I was truly humbled when I was asked to be a trustee, to be part of the Lions has been life changing for me. But the fundamental thing that stays, is that when I’m having a hard time, he’s a phone call away. The support of the Lions has saved my life.

Brandon

Lion

Support The Lions

There are a number of ways you can support the Lions, by becoming a Lion’s barber yourself, coming to our support rotaries, donating or fundraising with us. Click the link below to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved. Here is some statistics of how we are working to end the stigma around men’s mental health.

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Charity no. 1176363

Website: http://www.thelionsbarbercollective.com
Email: info@thelionsbarbercollective.com

Public address: Flat 6, 3 Lisburne Crescent, Higher Woodfield Road, Torquay, TQ1 2LA

Aims & activities: To raise awareness for mental well being and suicide prevention. Encouraging barbers to create a safe place for men to open up and offload and being able to signpost to already existing charities and organisations

What the charity does: Education/training, the advancement of health or saving of lives

How the charity works: Provides services, Provides advocacy/advice/information

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