Mental health is a subject which is finally receiving the attention it needs and deserves.
There’s perhaps not an immediate connection between mental well-being and hairdressing – but that’s something which George’s Hairdressing are certainly going to change! As one of the biggest employers in Leicester, they are used to setting standards – and that’s just exactly what they have done by introducing a mental health first aider within their salons!
George’s Hairdressing has been inspiring the ladies and gents of Leicestershire for almost 40 years. It’s three salons located on Allandale Road, Granby Street and Oadby, offer a unique blend of artistic creativity, expertise and excellence within a friendly, yet intimate, atmosphere.
Employee training and development has always been a priority within George’s Hairdressing and looking after staff well-being is an important element within this. The introduction of a trained mental health first aider – in this case Managing Director, Katie Katon – is just another indication of how seriously this forward-thinking group take the subject and how committed they are in supporting their workforce.
Katie – Managing Director of George’s Hairdressing and sister salon London Road – attended a professional course for Mental Health First Aid. She obtained a deep understanding of the subject, learning what mental health is, what factors affect it, how to spot the signs and how best to step in to offer support.