Pall Mall Barbers were featured in the London Evening Standard, urging other hairdressers across London to follow suit and join a nationwide brotherhood of barber shops aiming to combat the devastatingly-high rates of male suicide.
Headlining the movement, which Pall Mall Barbers joined one year ago, are the Lions Barber Collective, a group of barbers that utilise their one-on-one time with customers to offer a listening ear to men who may be suffering from depression or other mental health problems.
Speaking to the London Evening Standard, Daniel Davies, General Manager of Pall Mall Barbers comments: “Barbers see so many different people. I don’t think there’s another trade in the world where you interact with so many different people. Once you get to know your clients, you can tell if some things are not quite right. Through that you can make a bit of an effort. Just by simply asking how they are, or going a bit beyond and asking if they want to grab a coffee. Actually having a conversation with people, it can make a big difference. I’d urge barbers across the world to get involved. When you consider the biggest killer of men under 45 is suicide, that’s not right.’’
Pall Mall Barbers shops are located in Trafalgar Square, Fitzrovia, Westminster, Bishopsgate
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