Why Supporting the LGBT+ Community Matters: A Player’s Perspective

22nd June 2020
Nick Heath, the latest recruit to our Ambassador team,  has spoken to Joe Marler, Danny Care and Chris Robshaw this Pride Month about how their own experiences have influenced their support for the LGBT+ community. Harlequins, England and British & Irish Lions prop Joe Marler recalls his earliest memories of...

Rebekah’s Story

29th May 2020
12 months ago, Rebekah Elsdon had never picked up a rugby ball.She was an enthusiastic 14 year old that enjoyed being active, but sadly like many young girls, she thought rugby was not for her.It was the work of Project Rugby, and our Foundation Development Officer James Collins-Clark, that changed...

A Mental Health Journey: Part Three

24th May 2020
The Bike ride but with a helping hand. This journey of writing down my fight with mental illness has been fearful, digging up old thoughts and feelings. I must admit it was a massive struggle to even push the send button at times, I was overwhelmed with whether I doing...

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.

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...