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Mental Health

Mental Health

We all know how important it is to take care of our physical wellbeing.
However, it’s also vital that we look after our mental wellbeing.
If you’re feeling low, sad or stressed then Racing Welfare can help in a variety of ways.

Our Information, Advice and Guidance services are matrix accredited

06/05/2022

Loneliness

Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental t...
06/05/2022

Mental Health Courses

We all know how important it is to take care of our physical wellbeing. However, it’s also vital that we look after our mental wellbeing. If you’re feeling low, sad or stressed then racing...
02/08/2021

Looking after your Mental Wellbeing

Working in the racing industry can be demanding and it is vital to take care of your mental wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing. This is something that can be easily neglected, sometimes out ...
16/05/2022

SMART Recovery Group

The SMART Recovery group is here to help people deal with their addictive behaviours through open, confidential discussion. It is delivered by Humankind, in association with North Yorkshire Horizons a...
02/08/2021

5 Steps for Better Mental Wellbeing

Mental wellbeing means feeling good (about yourself and the world around you) and functioning well. Here are 5 steps to help improve your wellbeing:...
02/08/2021

About Racing’s ‘Check-in and Chat’ Service

Are you feeling lonely or isolated? Here at Racing Welfare we provide a telephone Check-in and Chat service for vulnerable, lonely or isolated people within the horseracing industry....
02/08/2021

Practice Self-Care

Self-care is a concept which has soared in popularity in recent years and has seen people of all ages seeking mental and physical health improvements through small, affordable pleasures and day-to-day...
03/08/2021

Suffering with Anxiety

What is General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?...
03/08/2021

Are you suffering with Depression

If you or someone you know is working in or retired from racing and suffering with depression then help and support is available....
03/08/2021

Volunteering with Racing Welfare

Volunteers are highly valuable across the charitable sector. At Racing Welfare we value the contribution made by our team of volunteers and recognise that it would be more challenging for us to achie...
03/08/2021

Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence Domestic violence is any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in an intimate relationship, marriage or family relationship...
03/08/2021

Blog – Simon Bailey, Chaplain to Horseracing

Pastor Simon Bailey, based in Newmarket, is the National Chaplain to horseracing and provides vital emotional and spiritual support to all racing staff, their close dependants and carers and retiree...
03/08/2021

Check-in and Chat Q&A

Regional Welfare Manager, Aimee Hockley-Righton, tells us more about Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat service and the positive impact it has had on those using the service.  ...
03/08/2021

Paul’s Story: Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental Health First Aid Courses In conjunction with Mental Health First Aid England, Racing Welfare run national mental health first aid courses allowing racing staff to take part in either a half-d...
03/08/2021

Coronavirus: Domestic Abuse

The measures introduced by the Government to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus are a challenge for all of us, but could be particularly worrying for you if you are a victim of domestic abuse. ...
03/08/2021

Sleep Counselling

Are you struggling to sleep? Are you struggling to get to sleep or do you find yourself waking in the night unable to get back to sleep? Whatever your sleep issue, a lack of it can affect everything ...
03/08/2021

Sleepless in Suffolk

Racing Welfare’s Digital Marketing Executive, Parris Lane, blogs her way through sleep counselling to help cure those pesky sleepless nights. Read her experience of the NHS-accredited sleep prog...
02/08/2021

Blog – Lucy Baker on stress and work/life balance

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support Line which is now delivered in partnership with Care first. In part one of the s...
03/08/2021

Blog – Lucy Baker – Telephone Support

Racing’s Support Line...
02/08/2021

Bullying

What is Bullying? Bullying is a form of abuse that can occur anywhere, for example, in your community, at work or in your own home. If you work in the horseracing industry and are being bullied, do no...
02/08/2021

Harassment

What is harassment?...
02/08/2021

Suicidal thoughts

Several factors can put a person at risk for attempting suicide:...
02/08/2021

Self-harm

What is self-harm?  ...
02/08/2021

Coping with Bereavement

Experiencing the loss of someone close to us through death is an inevitable part of life but that does not make it any easier when we experience it. Adjusting to life without the person who has died...
02/08/2021

Check-in and Chat Case Study

Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat is available to everyone who works in racing....
02/08/2021

Get help for drug addiction

Drug addiction is one of the most common types of addiction and one with overwhelming effects. Drugs contain chemicals which have an intense effect on the brain and can result in addiction spiralling ...
02/08/2021

Get help for alcohol addiction

Addiction to alcohol can have a devastating effect on your life and those around you. If someone loses control over their drinking and has an excessive desire to drink this is known as alcoholism or a...
02/08/2021

Get help for gambling addiction

Gambling is an activity closely linked to horse racing and we are here to offer non-judgemental and helpful support if you feel your gambling habits are becoming a problem....
02/08/2021

About Addiction

Addiction is the lack of control over a particular behaviour to the point where it could be harmful to you. It is closely linked to mental and physical health problems and can have a profound effect o...
02/08/2021

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses which can affect anyone; both men and women, of all ages. Eating disorders involve unhealthy eating habits which can take over your life – you may ...
02/08/2021

Counselling

If you work in or have worked in the Thoroughbred racing or breeding industry and you need to talk to someone then Racing Welfare can help....
02/08/2021

Manage Stress

Are you feeling stressed? You may be experiencing stress due to work commitments or issues in your personal life. Physically demanding jobs, early starts and long and/or antisocial hours synonymous wi...
02/08/2021

Coronavirus: Parents and Families

We understand that parenting can be challenging at the best of times and the Covid-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on parents and families. Schools will reopen on March 8, however in the...
02/08/2021

Coronavirus: Mental Health Tips

Racing Welfare have teamed up with Great British Racing to produce a mental wellbeing toolkit which can be downloaded below....

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Racing Welfare’s 24 hour support line enables people to access support and
guidance through digital and telephone options.

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