A hair salon and barbers in Gloucester has trained all its staff to recognise when clients may have problems with mental health.

The Pride Salon is reopening after training from the Lions Barber Collective charity and NHS funding.

It is hoped they can help people who might not normally seek support.

Tom Chapman, who started the charity, said people opened up to them because of the level of trust and intimacy between hairdressers and their clients.

The training helps staff recognise, talk and listen out for symptoms of depression.

Sharon Renouf-Preece who, along with her children, is a customer of the salon said: “If they don’t feel comfortable talking to us then there’s Bex and Cal upstairs [in the salon], always there listening and chatting to them.

“That’s a

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