Raising awareness of mental health
Delivered to Primary and Secondary schools as well as Universities, METTLE uses the resources, brand and experience of The Harlequins Foundation to raise awareness, challenge the stigma of mental health whilst developing mental resilience in the young people involved.
The programme has a positive impact on young people’s self-confidence, wellbeing, decision making and mental resilience. You can read the full background to the campaign and the findings from the evaluation of our primary pilot in this report. (DOWNLOAD PDF)
Foundation Coach (Adrian Silvester) said: “Coming back to Buckingham Primary School has been an absolute pleasure. METTLE is an important programme and one that we are immensely proud of. To hear how well the previous students are doing now is great and it’s clear that it’s made an impact”.
Every year one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and yet mental health is still something we find very difficult to talk about. If we can support young people at an early stage, we can help prevent the more severe problems adults experience. Sport is the perfect arena to tackle this stigma and we are delighted that Harlequins are taking the initiative and using their fantastic skills to support their local communities through sport and coaching.
Chief Executive, Richmond Borough Mind