The younger generation in Peak Hill received a make over from the Walkabout Barber last week in an early celebration of Youth Week.
The Walkabout Barber and his team from Newcastle gave fresh and free hair styles to 60 young people and children. Brian Dowd, who runs his mobile barber shop that operates out of a converted trailer, also gave a mental health chat about 90 people who turned up during the day.
Brian is trained in trauma counselling after recovering from attempting to take his own life, and decided to commit his life to helping other people by combining haircuts with mental health first aid for communities around Australia.
The Walkabout Barber has visited more than 35 communities and provided more than 2,100 free haircuts.
The visit of the Walkabout Barber was delivered by Neighbourhood Central, Parkes Shire Council, and the Peak Hill Aboriginal Medical service with the support of the NSW Youth Week Grant.
(Photos by Torin Hando – Neighbourhood Central Youth Worker)