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A Mental Health Journey: Part Two

22nd May 2020
The Bike ride continued, but the mind inside! With the current climate changing and we find ourselves still in lock down, I felt again it was time to write a bit more about my daily struggles and hopefully allow you all to take some comfort and notice that it is...

A Mental Health Journey: Part One

20th May 2020
  For Mental Health Awareness Week, one of our programme participants has spoken about their personal journey with mental health. You can read the first installment of their mental health journey below.      I started to self-harm when I was around 13-14 years old, I remember it vividly. My...

A Mental Health Awareness Week Message from The Jesters Captain

20th May 2020
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Claudia, the captain of our wheelchair rugby team The Jesters, has recorded a message about her mental health journey, and how  physical activity and sport has played a big part in helping develop good mental health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaVo5C7KR3E

Olly Kohn joins The Harlequins Foundation’s Ambassador Team

20th May 2020
The Harlequins Foundation are delighted that Quins legend Olly Kohn, has agreed to join our team of ambassadors.  A true fan favorite,  Olly made 140 appearances for Harlequins, as well being capped for Wales during their triumphant 2013 Six Nations Campaign Olly commented “Supporting The Harlequins Foundation is a no...

Building Mental Resilience- How METTLE helps change lives

19th May 2020
METTLE, The Harlequins Foundation’s flagship mental health programme, is designed to help young people gain the skills they need for building strong mental resilience to help them overcome times of adversity and improve their wellbeing, decision making and self-confidence.For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to tell the...

Youth Out Loud! during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

18th May 2020
This Mental Health Awareness Week, our friends at Youth Out Loud! have got a whole range of information and advice available, and lots of ways you can get involved. Check out the piece below from Mike Derry, (Healthwatch Richmond Chief Officer), Sara Rossi, (Youth Out Loud! Coordinator) and Josie O’Connell...

Mental Health Awareness Week- Testing our METTLE

18th May 2020
If ever there has been a time that tests our mettle it is now. It is mental health awareness week and we wanted to share some top tips and ideas, including content from our mental resilience programme METTLE,  throughout the week on how you can support yourself and the ones...

Join The 2.6 Challenge and become a superhero!

22nd April 2020
Dear Supporter We hope you’re well during this unprecedented time. We’re inviting you, your family and friends to take part in The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April to help to save the UK’s charities. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands...

A note from Marc Leckie, Head of Foundation

17th April 2020
Rugby……remember it? It feels strange not to have set foot in The Stoop for several weeks now and I am sure I’m not alone in being desperate to be back ‘home’ and not stuck at home. We are all facing a global challenge as well as our own personal struggles,...

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