The Barber Collective

Barber Talk

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The Lions Barber Collective has made a lot of noise for it’s important work. This is a mental health charity that offers education and support to help barbers make their shop a safe space for all clients. In 2022 they have been selected as the Denman International charity of choice, which will help to roar louder. Denman pledge a raft of support for The Lions Collective founder, barber Tom Chapman and his team.

The problem

Denman Barber Talk

Tom started up The Lions Collective in 2015,  and now presides over an international organisation is with the support of many top barbers, each keen to help raise awareness for the prevention of suicide. So how big an issue is this? Data on suicide from the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) shows that suicide is three times more common among men than among women. And this gap has increased over time. In England and Wales, the risk is highest between 45-54 years old, but at any rate between 20-54 show the highest numbers. Shockingly, among men aged 20-34, suicide was the leading cause of death in England and Wales, accounting for one quarter of all deaths in that age group registered in 2020.

How can you help? 

An initiative by the Lions Barber Collective is called BarberTalk, and it is training given to hair professionals. Essentially Barber Talk gives hair professionals the tools to help their customer community and connect them to the resources available that will truly make a difference to their wellbeing. Denman will help roll this out. The brand will sponsor education, pop-up events and key activities across the year, supply branded tools as well as donate a percentage of sales from every tool sold from the new professional barber range, Jack Dean by Denman.

Denman sponsor The Barber Collective

Denman’s international sales director, Martyn Wady, says: “Mental health concerns and suicide sadly touch the lives of so many, including Denman’s own staff and our wider network of partners. We were actively seeking an opportunity to offer sponsorship and support to the cause and Tom’s incredible charity enables us to make a positive impact. We are grateful for all the work done by The Lions Barber Collective and excited about the year ahead.”

For Tom’s part, he adds; “Like all charities our needs are always funding and awareness, this partnership with Denman offers much needed support on both counts and we can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.”

Get involved. Read more HERE

Read Tom Chapman’s Barber Talk book – order HERE



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