Racing's Support Line

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

Check-in and Chat Q&A

August 3rd, 2021

CHECK-IN AND CHAT We recently spoke to Regional Welfare Manager, Aimee Hockley-Righton, who told us more about Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat service and the positive impact it has had on those using the service. Can you tell us a bit about Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat service? The Check-in and Chat service is a holistic provision which […]

Paul’s Story: Mental Health First Aid Courses

August 3rd, 2021

Mental Health First Aid Courses In conjunction with Mental Health First Aid England, Racing Welfare run national mental health first aid courses allowing racing staff to take part in either a half-day training course or a more in-depth two-day course on mental health awareness. They are designed to give an understanding of what mental health is and the confidence to […]

Sleep Counselling

August 3rd, 2021

Are you struggling to sleep? Are you struggling to get to sleep or do you find yourself waking in the night unable to get back to sleep? Whatever your sleep issue, a lack of it can affect everything in life – your productivity, your relationships, your family life and your overall health. Sleepstation is an NHS accredited, […]

Sleepless in Suffolk

August 3rd, 2021

Racing Welfare’s Digital Marketing Executive, Parris Lane, blogs her way through sleep counselling to help cure those pesky sleepless nights. Read her experience of the NHS-accredited sleep programme below. It’s a wrap – Ssshhhh – I now sleep like a baby. Thanks to sleep counselling, Parris is now sleeping soundly and equipped with a whole host […]

Blog – Lucy Baker on managing people at work

August 2nd, 2021

  We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support Line which is now delivered in partnership with Care first. In part three of the series, industry employee Lucy Baker is relieved to find some help from the Management Support Service. I don’t know […]

Blog – Lucy Baker on stress and work/life balance

August 2nd, 2021

We have asked staff from across the racing industry to explore some of the services on offer through Racing’s Support Line which is now delivered in partnership with Care first. In part one of the series, industry employee Lucy Baker finds out more about in the moment support and why this is something that we […]

Bullying

August 2nd, 2021

What is Bullying? Bullying is a form of abuse that can occur anywhere, for example, in your community, at work or in your own home. If you work in the horseracing industry and are being bullied, do not hesitate to contact us for non-judgemental and confidential support from one of our team. Some types of bullying […]

Harassment

August 2nd, 2021

What is harassment? Harassment can be experienced as unwelcome comments; either written, spoken or shown through actions which: Violate an individual’s dignity and/or; Create an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Forms of Harassment Harassment can take many forms: Sexual abuse Physical abuse Verbal abuse In the digital age it can be received via […]

Self-harm

August 2nd, 2021

What is self-harm? Everyone has accidents resulting in cuts and bruises once in a while but it is injuries caused on purpose that are called self-harm. Self-harm is thought to be the physical response to emotional pain and distress. There are many forms of self-harm but it can be more helpful to focus on how you […]

Coping with Bereavement

August 2nd, 2021

Experiencing the loss of someone close to us through death is an inevitable part of life but that does not make it any easier when we experience it. Adjusting to life without the person who has died takes time usually more time than we realise. Eventually most people are able to make these adjustments and look forward. […]