Talking health

If you are a hairdresser or beauty therapist, you have the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives through the Talking Health program.

This innovative program recognises the unique, open relationship that women often have with their hairdressers. In the salon, many women – who are otherwise closed books – will open up and share life stories and the issues in their lives.

As their hairdresser, you may be one of the only people to hear about these issues, such as depression, grief or bereavement, family violence, relationship issues or other problems.

Talking Health gives you the tools, strategies and resources to help these women, by referring them to the appropriate support groups.

Importantly, it also provides support for you, so that you can debrief after hearing any traumatic stories

More about the program

Talking Health is a state-wide initiative aimed at helping hairdressers to help their clients – when help is needed.

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