Barber Mental Health Awareness Training

North Kent Mind and No Bad Days Barbershop have teamed up to provide FREE training on identifying signs of mental health struggles in clients and how to offer them appropriate support.

This one-day course will teach you how to recognise signs of someone struggling, improve your listening skills, and guide them towards relevant support services. It will also cover how to look after your own mental health and wellbeing.

Did you know

· Three times as many men as women die by suicide

· Men aged 40 to 49 have the highest suicide rates in the UK

· Men report lower levels of life satisfaction than women, according to the Government’s national well-being survey

· Men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women: only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men

Barbers are a frequently used community resource (e.g. males in the UK visit a barber every 2.5 weeks on average). As salon professionals, you already have some handy tools in your tool belt to work with, such as a place for open conversation and physical touch. Barbershops also offer an environment in which clients connect with fellow clients and gain confidence in their appearance.

Although this is a free course we do recommend a one-off donation of £20, either in advance or on the day, to help support our charity.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate along with a sticker for your shop window and internal mirrors. This sticker signifies that your barbershop has undergone mental health training and is a safe, non judgemental space for anyone seeking to talk whilst getting their haircut.

We will also provide leaflets that you are able to give to clients or leave on display.

Our first course is on the
24th June at St. Mary’s Island Community Centre
From 10am to 3pm

Light refreshments will be provided but please bring your own lunch

If you wish to secure your space please visit the following link:

Spaces are limited so book quickly! 

Let’s cut out the stigma together!