Barbers For Life


Barbers For Life is an initiative providing mental health support to the community.

Barbers For Life is a community led network of barbers who have gathered to help support our community and raise awareness around suicide prevention.

About Barbers For Life

Uniquely positioned to provide support, barbers are to undergo an accredited Mental Health First Aid Program sponsored by the City of Launceston, with an aim to assist the community in finding mental health support and providing a safe space for conversation.

The Barbers For Life initiative is a set of mental health support tools and resources for the community and barbers to access. Launched by the Launceston Suicide Prevention Trial, it is the aspiration that these resources will assist the barbers of Launceston and beyond in their ongoing support to the community as well as growing bonds between barbershops.

After the first City of Launceston supported Mental Health First Aid Program, the Barbers for Life initiative will be community led. City of Launceston is  grateful to participating barbers for their ongoing involvement and continuation of their Mental Health First Aid training in support of wellness in our city.

Helplines and Assistance

Support  is available 24/7, if you or someone around you is seeking assistance any time of the day or night, these helplines are available.

MensLine Australia | 1300 789 978 |

Lifeline | 13 11 14 |

Suicide Call Back Service | 1300 659 467 |

RAW | 1800 729 827 -

Standby | 1300 727 247 |

Beyond Blue | 1300 224 636 |

Head to Health | 1800 424 578 |

Launceston Drop In Service | Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm | 93 Paterson Street, Launceston


Resources For Barbers

The Barbers For Life mental health support collateral is free for download and printing by any member of the community who would like to host it.

Barbers For Life Mental Health Support Brochure(PDF, 89KB)

The free brochure can downloaded and printed or can be hosted on your website. City of Launceston produced and printed the first round of collateral for the program in 2022.

Start a conversation around mental health in 10 different languages

As a part of the Launceston Suicide Prevention Trial, the City of Launceston in partnership with the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) has created 'Are you ok?' cards to promote meaningful conversations around mental health.

The cards have been translated into top ten languages spoken in Launceston. In addition to English, they are available in the following languages:

If you would like hard copies of the cards, please contact the City of Launceston Local Suicide Prevention Coordinator via or on 03 6323 3545

Participating Barbers

Barbershop Support and Resources  Address
Kingsway Barbershop  Mental Health First Training 2022 and Barbers For Life Resources 4 Kingsway, Launceston, TAS 7250
Celtic Barber Barbers For Life Resources 213 Invermay Rd, Invermay TAS 7250
Waffs Barber Shop Barbers For Life Resources 104 Elizabeth St, Launceston TAS 7250
Al's Barber Shop For All Barbers For Life Resources 191 Brisbane St, Launceston TAS 7250
Barber On George Launceston Barbers For Life Resources 45 George St, Launceston TAS 7250
Pacific Barber Shop
Barbers For Life Resources 128 St John St, Launceston TAS 7250 
Mullets Barbershop  Barbers For Life Resources  21 Brisbane St, Launceston TAS 7250
Mahni Hair Barber Studio
Barbers For Life Resources  97 George St, Launceston TAS 7250 
Mental Health First Aiders and resources are intended to assist members of the community in finding further support, not to provide extensive support.


If you are in an emergency or immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please contact emergency services at 000.