Our #BarberTalk Mission
Through our training we aim to arm barbers with the knowledge of how to do all spot suffering with mental health and be the support that person needs
BarberTalk is a bespoke training program which is being built alongside Papyrus and Pieta House suicide prevention and mental health charities in the UK and Ireland. These great organisations have fantastic training programs in place already which we are working on to make them relevant to our amazing industry.
We aim to create training that will enable barbers to Recognise, Talk, Listen and Advise their clients when they are sat in their chair. As Barbers we have a unique relationship of trust and friendship crossing personal space which often creates a strong bond between barber and client allowing many people to open up and discuss subjects they wouldn’t usually talk to friends or family about.
We don’t want barbers to become councillors, however we would love our industry to embrace the trust we have earned to make a difference and be able to become that first step on that journey, directing people in the right direction to where they can receive the help they need.
Our dream is to roll this training out to all areas of the globe,creating safe places for people to go and talk about the issues they have with the people they trust, breaking the taboo and showing the world that it is ok to be not ok and to share their problems without fear of judgement.