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Mental Health & Wellbeing

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

Racing Welfare is committed to ensuring that racing’s workforce can access mental health and wellbeing support services when required, free of charge and without lengthy waiting lists.  All of our Welfare Officers have received Mental Health First Aid training or will do so within their first year in post.  They are able to provide information and advice to people regarding mental health support and counselling options.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know is suffering from low wellbeing and/or a mental health problem then you can contact us by:

  • calling us on 0800 6300 443
  • Speaking to a trained counsellor here

You may also find the following information helpful:

You can also download our ‘5 steps for better mental wellbeing’ booklet for your personal use or your organisation’s use.

Click HERE to read industry employee, Lucy Baker’s blog about her first-hand experience of getting in the moment support through Racing’s Support Line.

Click on the graphics below to find out more about our online mental health first aid courses and to book your place.





“If there’s a horse not looking right, we pick up on the horse’s attitudes in 10 seconds, but it’d take you 10 weeks to notice that your mate working beside you isn’t. And I think that’s maybe where we need to start paying a bit more attention. Maybe treat each other like we do the horses.”