The Power of Conversation in Mental Health Training
In this our first episode, Nick talks to Tom Chapman, an internationally recognised barber, ambassador, educator and founder of The Lions Barber Collective charity which is dedicated to raising awareness for suicide prevention. The idea for the charity, driven through the assistance of trained Barbers came after one of Tom's friend, Alex, took his own life. Unable to properly cope with the death of his friend by finding the correct charity he could form a part of, he decided to create his own.
Through the charity, Tom now trains people across the globe in supporting conversations and signposting around mental health and suicide prevention. In this episode we talk about this founders story, the importance of training and the art of conversation.