The Harlequins Foundation is delighted to be partnered with Movember for a second year.
Movember is committed to making it ‘the norm’ for men to be talking about their health. Together we want men to step forward and understand that taking action for, and talking about their health, isn’t a sign of weakness.
Ahead of the Game (AotG) is one of the Movember’s most successful projects aimed at young men. This program aims to improve youth mental health through community organised sport and targets adolescent male mental health by engaging with the whole community around the local sports club. It involves a series of different programs which have been designed with input from young male athletes, coaches, and parents for those very same groups.
Through November-December 2019, The Harlequins Foundation and Movember are running an in-depth pilot for Ahead of the Game in the UK. The programme aimed towards athletes, coaches and parents – provides tools on how young men can talk about their mental health, get help when needed and overcome life’s challenges. When athletes feel mentally well they can play better too!
Ahead of the Game is a multi-layered programme and includes educational workshops and materials for athletes, coaches and parents.