British Horseracing’s people charity, Racing Welfare, has been highly commended at the Inside Out Awards in the Third Party Influence category. The prestigious awards ceremony on 24 March at The Troxy in London set out to celebrate individuals & companies that have inspired positive change, true commitment and courageousness to enable real change within their field towards creating mentally healthier workplaces during the past year.
The Third-Party Influence category is dedicated to the employer/organisation who has best influenced beyond its own walls e.g. the supply chain or into their own client base, and Racing Welfare was able to demonstrate that through the charity’s work in championing mental health education and support across the horseracing industry.
In particular, Racing Welfare’s Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) programme of education has trained over 469 people in a variety of horseracing workplaces. This includes 179 Mental Health First Aiders, 260 Mental Health Awareness attendees and 30 people for MHFA refresher courses.
Judges of the awards stated: “A truly inside out approach to addressing very specific barriers and challenges to a very unique workforce. Several other organisations and industries can learn from Racing Welfare’s commitment to supporting its workforce. A brilliant identification of a need together with an impactful and targeted solution. Well done. The people trained as part of this initiative are so widespread, what a great start.”
To find out more about participating in one of our accredited Mental Health First Aid England courses then please see: https://racingwelfare.co.uk/our-events/