Healing Shears: Nurturing Minds and Souls

“Healing Shears: Nurturing Minds and Souls” supports Black youth’s mental health in the GTHA through 4-month sessions in local barbershops. Trained facilitators lead discussions on mental health, fostering a safe space for participants. Each youth receives a $25 haircut, and they create a digital resource for mental health support. The project aims to promote community healing, build mental health capacity, and empower youth to develop a valuable digital toolkit. Funding is sought for project coordination, training, engagement sessions, and more. “Healing Shears” aligns with the fund’s goals to address mental health needs and build community connections for Black youth in the GTHA.