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Category: Mental Health & Wellbeing

Landmark partnership secured between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation

1st January 1970

A historic partnership has been agreed between Racing Welfare and The Racing Foundation, securing funding for some of the charity’s key services over next three years….

Racing Welfare’s mental health research project reaches penultimate stage

1st January 1970

Industry wide mental health research, commissioned by Racing Welfare in partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, has now reached its final phase of data collection.  The…

Racing’s Occupational Health Service Receives National Launch

1st January 1970

Racing’s Occupational Health Service, operated by Racing Welfare, receives its national launch on Monday 3rd September 2018.  The service offers a framework for the management of…

Mental Health Training Course – Lambourn

1st January 1970

With support from the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and the National Trainers Federation, Racing Welfare will be hosting a Mental Health Training Day in Lambourn, the first…

Racing Welfare leads a show of industry solidarity in support of Mental Health Awareness Week

1st January 1970

Racing Welfare is bringing the horseracing industry together in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, running from 14th – 20th May 2018.   The charity hopes to…

Tragedy of Richard Woollacott shows importance of mental health services

1st January 1970

The whole team at Racing Welfare are very sad to read today that Richard Woollacott lost his battle with mental illness. Mental health problems are a…

‘Be Friendly’ – Racing Welfare’s telephone befriending service has launched

1st January 1970

Racing Welfare has launched a telephone befriending service for vulnerable, lonely or isolated people from the horseracing industry with the aim of reducing and preventing loneliness…

Major new joint research project will focus on mental health of staff in the horse racing industry

1st January 1970

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Racing Welfare and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will be carrying out a major new piece of research into the provision of mental…

Statement regarding Ken Dooley

1st January 1970

The whole of the team at Racing Welfare would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ken Dooley and to…

Museum membership scheme to prevent loneliness

1st January 1970

85 retired racing staff from the Newmarket area will be attending a special coffee morning at Palace House, Newmarket; The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and…

Funding awarded for Mental Health Research

1st January 1970

The Racing Foundation have awarded over £62,000 in funding to Racing Welfare to commission a Mental Health research project. This research will be conducted by Liverpool…

Statement regarding Steve Yarborough

1st January 1970

The whole team at Racing Welfare would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Steve Yarborough after yesterday’s tragic accident…

Text services added to Racing’s Support Line

1st January 1970

On Friday 12th May, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Racing Welfare will be launching a new text contact method of accessing its services. Racing’s…

BHA & RW Support World Mental Health Day

1st January 1970

Coinciding with World Mental Health Day (Monday 10 October) the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Racing Welfare are working with Chelmsford City Racecourse and Totepool to…