The Lions Barber Collective – could you help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a huge strain on all of our local barbers. With no indication of when these businesses will be allowed to open again, The Lions Barber Collective are calling for them to get involved with something  a little different.

What is the Lions Barber Collective?

 In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population; the latest rate is significantly higher than that in 2017 and represents the first increase since 2013. Globally, someone dies by suicide every 40 seconds.

The Lions Barber Collective project is a worldwide acclaimed approach to raising awareness of mental well-being and suicide prevention for men, by encouraging barbers to create a safe place to open up and offload.


How can I get involved?

The project will deliver across Oxfordshire a series of funded Barber Shop training to local barbers and hairdressers to upskill them to recognise, ask, listen and help their clients with mental wellbeing. While at the moment they can’t deliver this face to face, there are the following online resources to help start the conversation and build awareness:

BarberTalk lite

The idea behind BarberTalk Lite is being able to raise awareness within as many barbershops as possible to create as many safe barbershops across the globe.

By giving people the opportunity to do an alternative to the BarberTalk training via our website, the team can reach more barbers and make a difference in the locations they may not be able to visit to deliver the full BarberTalk course.


The COVID-19 pandemic has put a huge strain on people’s mental wellbeing, and as Men’s Health Awareness Week runs from June 15 – 21, why not get involved in making a difference?

Visit The Lions Barber Collective website for more information.