Timely partners with Tom Chapman to launch virtual mental health training
The Mental Health Masterclass, available to all beauty and hair professionals, regardless of whether they are Timely customers or not, is a two-hour training course which takes the learner through four pillars of awareness; Recognise, Ask, Listen and Help.
The masterclass has been designed to provide both business owners and their team members with the skills required to recognise the signs and listen with empathy by teaching professionals how to help clients in need find the correct help.
Set to create a safer, more understanding environment at work and in the salon, the masterclass teaches respect, sensitivity and understanding to hair and beauty professionals who are treating clients navigating tough times.
Tamara Reid, head of strategic partnerships for Timely, said, "We’re passionate about helping hair and beauty therapists provide an exceptional client experience, and if we can empower professionals to do that through continual learning on topics like mental health, leadership and communication, then we know we’re giving back to the industry in the best way possible.
"What we hope is that this Masterclass gives attendees the confidence to become the bridge between the clients they treat, and the organisations that are available.”
Reid added, "As we know, professionals working in the hair and beauty industry are in an incredibly privileged position of trust and intimacy. They often share raw and real stories with us about their lives and the people around them, which sometimes can be difficult to facilitate. With Tom Chapman as a facilitator on this Masterclass guiding us through these often sensitive conversations, we’re excited to be able to offer this much needed content!”
Timely partner Tom Chapman added, “72% of those who take their life have had no contact with mental health services in the 12 months before they die, but they have probably had a haircut or beauty treatment.
"The hair, barber and beauty industry infrastructure is incredible, we are on every high street from villages to cities serving the communities. We don’t want to turn them into doctors or therapists, far from it, the idea is that we can bridge the gap between the communities we serve and the resources available.”