FREE Webinar - Integrative Wellness Pop-Up Barber Shop

Training type:
Brandon Bond

Join us for Doors to Wellbeing's Peer Specialist Webinar Series - the free monthly webinar series providing certificates for all attendees. 

This month's webinar is "Integrative Wellness Pop-Up Barber Shop" presented by Brandon Bond 

"How can I feel at home here, when I can't even get something as simple as a haircut on campus"? This webinar will highlight a peer-led campus project that aimed to cultivate a culturally significant and wellness-informed environment for BIPOC male-identifying individuals on the campus of a Predominately White Institution (PWI). Aspects of the project’s integrative wellness approach, development and implementation process, and cultural inclusion considerations will be highlighted. Also, the presentation will showcase the impact of peer-led facilitation, intergenerational connection, methods for supporting BIPOC entrepreneurs, and strategic entry points for discussing sensitive topics with BIPOC male-identifying individuals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the use of culturally relevant spaces to promote wellness; 
  • Gain insight into how to adapt the project to various environments and services
  • List 3-4 ways to foster a challenge embracing space for male-identifying persons of color to express factors influencing their well-being

About the presenter: Brandon Bond (he/him), MPH, LLMSW-Macro, CHES, is the Mental Health and Well-Being Student Advocate at the University of Michigan (U-M). His work focuses on driving systemic changes by integrating DEI and public mental health strategies into policies, programs, and structures. As a three-time first-generation U-M graduate, Brandon brings extensive expertise to his role, holding a bachelor’s in Biopsychology, Cognition, & Neuroscience and International Studies: Global Environment & Health; a Master’s of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education with an Injury Science concentration; and a Master’s of Social Work in Global Social Work Practice and Management & Leadership. He also serves as a mayoral-appointed Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Ann Arbor. Much of Brandon's work is centered on the promotion of human dignity, well-being, and fulfillment. Brandon collaborates with Active Minds and MTV Entertainment to create and implement a national youth mental health peer support campaign called ASK: Acknowledge, Support, Keep-in-Touch – the new “stop, drop, and roll” for informal peer support. Brandon passionately advocates for federal peer support advancement policies through Mental Health America's inaugural Youth Policy Accelerator. In the nonprofit sector, he serves on the Board of Directors for Garrett's Space, a young adult suicide prevention organization, and the International House Ann Arbor, promoting cultural humility and global understanding. Additionally, he works as a National Mental Health Public Speaker where he explores the history and impact discrimination has on structurally and historically disadvantaged populations’ mental health development and behaviors. To learn more about him please connect with him via LinkedIn.

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