“The 12th Man campaign is built upon the positive values of a football crowd. It encourages men to show emotions and not hide them. It asks men to help each other to tackle the stigma around mental health, and to offer unconditional support when it’s needed most: when they are struggling to cope and finding life difficult. It empowers men to talk about mental health more openly, more often and without stigma or prejudice.”

I decided to get involved with the organisation after losing a great regular lad to suicide. Having completed my mental health first aid training it ensures our barbershop is a safe place to come and have a chat while having your trim.

For more information on the 12th Man check out their website here: https://12th-man.org.uk/