Tuesday, 10th October 2017 @ 09:00
Today, Tuesday 10th September, marks World Mental Health Day and the Harlequins Foundation is using this day to raise awareness and encourage its players, supporters, staff, and local community to start a conversation and talk about mental health.
Last week the Harlequins Foundation’s METTLE programme launched a video campaign with Ugo Monye, Danny Care and Jamie Roberts, encouraging people to watch, share and start a conversation about mental health.
The Harlequins Foundation wants to show that it is ok to talk about how you feel and create an environment in which everyone feels comfortable to talk.
In June 2016, the Harlequins Foundation launched METTLE – a campaign which is committed to increasing awareness around mental health and support all young people in our local boroughs and beyond.
METTLE is an eight-week programme which aims to help children to understand the concept of resilience and equip them with a mental resilience ‘tool box’ they can use in time of challenge or difficulty.
The Harlequins Foundation piloted METTLE in four local primary schools over an eight-week period, engaging with a total of 165 pupils.
During the 2017/2018 academic the Harlequins Foundation hopes to deliver the programme to primary schools across the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, reaching over 2,000 year six pupils.