Haircuts from the heart
‘‘The purpose is to start a conversation within our communities ofmen in regards to their wellbeing and use those conversations not only to develop stronger, healthier communities but also to gather information vital in creating normalcy around mental health,’’ Dowdall said.
Aside from conversation and analysis, each client would also be provided with direction and information around risk management.
‘‘It is of vital importance that we address the issue of suicide rates among New Zealanders, particularly in the rural sector.’’
Any vouchers or goods received along the way will be auctioned online with all proceeds going towards Lifeline Aotearoa.
Throughout the journey, Dowdall will be recording every shave, cut and conversation with the intention to create a ‘‘Netflixworthy’’ documentary series.
‘‘We are wanting to bring a narrative to an era,’’ he said.
To complete his mission, Dowdall requires the support of those equally as invested in improving the quality of life for men innew Zealand. ❚ For more on the project visit facebook.com/ Thebarterbarber.