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His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits Pall Mall Barbers, Paddington Central, London, who are members of the Lions Barber Collective. The collective is an international group of top barbers who have come together to raise awareness for the prevention of suicide and provide training for barbers, called BarbersTalk.
Barbers are being trained to recognise signs of depression and mental health issues, listen to clients and advise them on the best places to go for support. The barber's chair has proven to be an effective place for men to feel comfortable and to open up.
During the visit His Royal Highness meets Richard Marshall, the Managing Director of Pall Mall Barbers, and Tom Chapman, the founder of the Lions Barber Collective.
Tom was inspired to use his work as a barber to raise awareness and support mental health following the suicide of a close friend in 2014.
The Duke also meets barbers who have been trained as part of the programme and clients they have helped.
FEBRUARY 13th 2019
REF: TST 19543