PUBLISHED: 17:07 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 17:07 16 February 2016
A group of eight Camden barbers have completed the Mental Health First Aid course with the intention of the reaching out to black men in the community.
Camden barber, Sam, said: “As barbers we get to meet many, many people. We speak with guys who we can tell are unwell, but they don’t talk about it and aren’t getting help.”
Another barber, Steve, added: “That’s why we have got to change things. We want people to talk about it and to know it is normal. Mental health is just like physical health, sometimes it is good, other times not so good. If we talk about it, hopefully other guys will too.”
According to Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), who funded the training, about 37,000 people in Camden suffer from a ‘common’ mental health problem like anxiety and depression.
Camden is also has …