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Programme shortlisted for prestigious award

Racing Welfare has been shortlisted for Wellbeing Initiative of the Year at the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2021.

The awards – which are now in their ninth year – recognise excellence from both employers and providers in the field of workplace benefits and the provision of services.

The initiative in the spotlight is Racing Welfare’s Workforce Wellbeing Programme – a comprehensive package of services designed specifically for people working in the racing industry.

The programme includes –

• A 24/7 support line, with access to counselling, and advice for issues including mental health, legal, finances and wellbeing

• Racing’s Occupational Health Service, which aims to reduce staff sickness and ill health, provide accident and injury support and rehabilitation and ultimately help people stay in or return to work.  It also provides treatment for a range of physical and mental health conditions. This can include assessments, tailored advice and treatments and referral for physio and counselling

• Careers Advice and Training Services (CATS); Access to careers coaching, advice and support, and funding for training

• Additional mental health support, including help with addiction, sleep, and Woebot – an app which helps individuals to learn how to better manage their thoughts and feelings during stressful situations

Kay Boyden, Head of Programmes at Racing Welfare said; “These annual awards attract entries from some giants of the corporate world, so this is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase not only Racing Welfare and the Workforce Wellbeing Programme, but also the racing industry more widely.” 

Racing Welfare will be up against two other finalists – Let’s Get Healthy and Unum UK. Winners will be selected at an awards ceremony on 06 October at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane.