Can a trip to the barbers help solve Britain’s male suicide epidemic? 

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Can a trip to the barbers help solve Britain’s male suicide epidemic? 
Tom Chapman founded the Lions Barber's Collective in the aftermath of his friends suicide. Credit:  Image courtesy of the Lions Barber Collective

 On World Suicide Prevention Day, the Telegraph asked leading mental health charities how they were working to reduce the number of male suicides throughout the country 

Before 2015, mental health wasn't something Tom Chapman thought about much. 

Then his friend died by suicide. In the aftermath, the 35-yearold barber founded the Lions Barber Collective. The national mental health charity, which turns four today, aims to prevent suicide and give men a space to speak freely about their emotions. 

The Collective equips barbers with the skills to recognise clients most at risk of mental health crises, with the aim of reducing the number of men increasingly turning to suicide. 

Last week, figures...

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