Racing's Support Line

Racing Welfare's 24 hour helpline enables people to access support and guidance through digital, telephone and SMS text options

Suffering with Anxiety

August 3rd, 2021

What is General Anxiety Disorder (GAD)? If you or someone you know is working in or retired from racing and suffering with anxiety then we are here to help you and support you. Anxiety is often related to the ‘fight or flight’ response and can be a normal biological reaction. We all experience anxiety at times and it’s […]

Are you suffering with Depression

August 3rd, 2021

If you or someone you know is working in or retired from racing and suffering with depression then help and support is available. It is important to know that depression is not a sign of weakness or something you can easily ‘snap out of’ by ‘pulling yourself together’. The positive news is that with the right […]

Statutory Sick Pay

August 3rd, 2021

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay If you work in the horseracing industry and have been affected by the Coronavirus, we are here to offer you monetary guidance and support. There are support measures in place from the government to help you and remember, if you work in racing, you are never alone; our welfare officers and advisors […]

Coping with a terminal diagnosis

August 3rd, 2021

Terminal Illness A terminal illness is an illness which cannot be cured and will at some stage cause death within a limited time period.  This time period is difficult to predict and could be a matter of weeks at worst.  Receiving such distressing news can be extremely difficult and can affect people and their families in different […]

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

August 2nd, 2021

CHECK-IN AND CHAT What is Check-in and Chat? 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. Our caring and compassionate advisors are here to support you if you ever feel alone. Volunteers will call you on […]