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We want young men to be able to access the support they need when they need it. Through the Thriving Not Just Surviving initiative funded by Comic Relief, we run activities in the community to ensure the needs of boys and young men are by met by services like ours.

On this page you will find highlights from the activities we've been working on over the last two years:

  • YouFitness sessions with Simply Kids personal development sessions with guest speakers attached to weekly Simply Kids' weekly football. 
  • Trim 'N' Grin - a back to school engagement event for pupils, which takes place at barber shops in Croydon and Merton.
  • Poetic Power - poetry workshops delivered in collaboration with Well Versed Ink facilitators at Shrublands Community Centre
  • Rap Sessions with Rap Therapy - a 12 week workshop delivered at Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Youth Centre in May 2019.

Mental Health Awareness

We have organised mental health awareness sessions alongside Croydon Social Prescribing for groups of local barbers to gain awareness in mental health and mental illness.

Here's a clip from our most recent session delivered by Juney Muhammad from South London and Maudsley

In the media

BBC News interviewed us for their piece on barber shops and men's mental health 

"Coronavirus: Why barber shops matter to the community"

Call us

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Mondays to Thursdays 10.30am - 7pm & Fridays 10am - 4pm

Young Carers Service 020 8649 9339

Mondays to Fridays 10am - 6pm

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899

Mondays to Thursdays 10am - 6pm & Fridays 2pm - 6pm

Merton Service 0203 984 4004

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