A hairdresser on Bribie Island, north of Brisbane, has had her dream of running a ground-breaking domestic violence program in salons across Australia come true after launching a course that links abuse victims with professional services.
WARNING: This story contains graphic descriptions of violence and abuse that readers may find distressing.
- Sonia Colvin has helped more than 200 domestic violence victims by seeing the signs of abuse in her salon and reaching out
- Stylists will also be trained to look for signs of elder and financial abuse
- Salon owner Arren Heeley is the first barber in Australia to do the HWH training
The Australia-first program will roll out to the nation’s 67,000 hairdressers and barbers who will use the…