Introducing the Brett Movement
The BRETT Movement is a wellbeing movement for men and all who care for men. It is a proactive response to all the men and boys we have lost to suicide and aims to support men’s mental health and reduce the risk of suicide. It provides support and training to Barbers, Personal Trainers, Sports Coaches and Tattoo Artists so that they are better able to recognise when a client may be struggling.
The OLLIE Foundation will provide the necessary training and ongoing support to ensure staff can pick up the subtle references that might suggest someone is struggling with their mental health. Staff will also learn where they can direct people for help.
Every business that joins The BRETT Movement will be able to access a range of resources (fully funded, so at no cost) such as appointment cards, till rolls, signposting cards and Man Manuals.
This project does not aim to burden you with any extra responsibility. It does not intend to make you into experts or give you the skills to diagnose a mental illness. Our training simply allows you to become aware of the subtle ‘invitations’ someone might give out to ask them if they are okay and also to know that they probably are not.
Having someone notice you, notice that you are out of sorts, remind you that you matter and signpost you to the help and support you need, can make all the difference. Our training will ensure you and your staff are confident to do just that.
If you would like to join the Movement or find out more, please contact me at [email protected]
The BRETT Movement honours the memory of
Brett is of love.
From the moment he was born he exuded love and was deeply loved by many. Brett loved life and people. He had a deep interest and sincere concern for others. He had time for everyone and left an indelible mark on many souls.
Brett has created a circle of love. A circle of love occurs when two or more people are together with complete open hearts – open and deeply connected to their true selves and sharing their Self with others. A circle of love is a profound experience … it’s what we all yearn for in our souls. Fun, joy, intimacy and loving, healing moments are some of the essential components of the circle of love.
Brett’s soul is in the very air that we breathe, in the rising and setting of the sun, the effervescent glow of the moon, the gentle sway of the trees, and the very beat of our hearts.
We carry your heart with us Brett.
We carry it in our hearts.
We will never be without it.