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8 October 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 – Mental Health for All

This Saturday is World Mental Health Day, a day recognised on the 10th October every year not only by The World Health Organisation but also by many other people and organisations who are working to raise awareness of mental health issues.  This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health for All’. 

Research shows that one in four people in the world will struggle with their mental health at some point in their lives and we want to help make it easier for people to talk about it.  Racing Welfare is here to support everyone in the racing industry.  Throughout World Mental Health Day we will be sharing advice, tips and support for your mental health across our social media channels – make sure you are following us @Racingwelfare.


Racing's Chaplaincy Service

National Chaplain to Horsracing, Simon Bailey writes a regular blog for Racing Welfare.  Catch up with his latest edition, focusing on World Mental Health Day, HERE.  As ever, Simon brings us some pearls of wisdom as he discusses not letting outside influences negatively affect your wellbeing.

Mental Health Support from Racing Welfare

Shannon James received mental health support from Racing Welfare.  Click HERE to read her story and hear about the positive impact counselling has had on her life.

Online Mental Health Awareness Courses

Our online ‘Adult Mental Health Aware’ half-day course is designed to raise awareness of mental health and is available to anyone working in the thoroughbred racing and breeding industry.

The course covers: 

  • – What mental health is and how to challenge stigma
  • – Basic knowledge of some common mental health issues
  • – An introduction to looking after your own mental health and maintaining wellbeing
  • – Gaining confidence to support someone in distress or who may be experiencing a mental health issue

We have courses running in January and March 2021 with limited spaces remaining. To find out more and to book your place click HERE