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Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

Tuesday 11th May, 11 am

 

We are excited to announce a very special webinar, focussing on Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10th to 16th May 2021, challenging us all to consider the importance of small acts of kindness, to the benefit of ourselves and wider society.

This year, we’re inviting you to join VTCT, Tom Chapman, Cleo Mccormack and other guests on the 11th May at 11 am to talk about Mental health and suicide awareness within the health and wellbeing industry.

This last year has been a challenging time for many of us. As restrictions start to ease, there will be new challenges and changes ahead.  For many, the easing brings a chance to re-connect with loved ones, return to work, and feel a sense of ‘normal’. But for some, the changes can be stressful and anxiety-provoking.

This is an opportunity to hear specialists within the health and wellbeing industry talk openly about the changes they have faced and the changes we need to make.

This webinar is open to everyone, whether you are a Learner, Training Provider or Employer.

 

Meet our special guests

Tom Chapman

The Lions Barber Collective

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The Lions Barber Collective is a group of passionate individuals raising awareness for men’s mental health and training barbers to recognise the signs within their clients. This enables them to offer their clients support and signpost them to the help they may need.

It all began in 2015 when the founder of The Lions Barber Collective, Tom Chapman, gathered a group of top barbers with the vision of creating a hair cut based look book in aid of charity. Having recently lost an old friend to suicide Tom made the decision to use the look book to raise money for suicide prevention.

 

Cleo Mccormack

Wella

 

A passionate advocate of mental health in the workplace, Cleo is currently Wella Studio Manager in Dublin, where she has been for 14 years. Previous to this she has worked with Toni and Guy and Aveda.

She has studied Psychology, Philosophy and psychoanalysis and is constantly updating her skills,

Cleo is a fully trained Executive Coach and is currently training to become an Organization, Development and Transformation consultant, focussing on driving culture change.

She is also currently designing a Wellbeing strategy for Wella Company and part of that is normalizing conversations on Mental Health.

Salome Williams

Champneys

Salome has a background in operational management within a range of educational settings. She heads up pastoral care at Champneys Beauty College, integrating her skills as a yoga teacher, coach and Youth Mental Health First Aider into the wellbeing support provided by the college.

She is passionate about growing awareness and practical skills in this area for both beauty therapy students and their clients, particularly during the transition into a post-covid world where Mental Health has risen to the top of the agenda.

Gemma Tracey

Champneys

Gemma joined Champneys as HR Business Partner in November 2020, as the second wave of the pandemic was about to hit. She is passionate about people and creating working environments that are inclusive, engaging and understanding of differences. Dedicated to championing for better work and working lives, she believes it is imperative to be focused on these points and ensure Champneys attracts and retains the best talent.