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 Case Study

August 2nd, 2021

CHECK-IN AND CHAT Racing Welfare’s Check-in and Chat is available to everyone who works in racing. If you are feeling lonely or isolated you can sign up to a weekly befriending call and talk to a befriender in a safe and secure environment. We spoke to Jane, who works as a Stud Hand and used the service following the birth […]

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 […]

Get help for drug addiction

August 2nd, 2021

Drug addiction is one of the most common types of addiction and one with overwhelming effects. Drugs contain chemicals which have an intense effect on the brain and can result in addiction spiralling rapidly due to powerful withdrawals. Do you feel you are struggling with a drug-related problem? “You are never alone in the racing […]

Get help for alcohol addiction

August 2nd, 2021

  Addiction to alcohol can have a devastating effect on your life and those around you. If someone loses control over their drinking and has an excessive desire to drink this is known as alcoholism or alcohol dependence. It often starts with the odd social drink here and there with friends but can quickly spiral […]

Get help for gambling addiction

August 2nd, 2021

Gambling is an activity closely linked to horse racing and we are here to offer non-judgemental and helpful support if you feel your gambling habits are becoming a problem. The high of landing a winning bet can sometimes be the onset of a gambling addiction which can harm your mental and physical health and cause serious […]

About Addiction

August 2nd, 2021

Addiction is the lack of control over a particular behaviour to the point where it could be harmful to you. It is closely linked to mental and physical health problems and can have a profound effect on your life and those close to you. You may feel alone or lost as a result of your […]

Eating Disorders

August 2nd, 2021

Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses which can affect anyone; both men and women, of all ages. Eating disorders involve unhealthy eating habits which can take over your life – you may find yourself eating too little or too much. In the horseracing industry there is an emphasis on maintaining a low weight, particularly for jockeys […]

Coronavirus: Mental Health Tips

August 2nd, 2021

  Racing Welfare have teamed up with Great British Racing to produce a mental wellbeing toolkit which can be downloaded above. We understand that the Coronavirus outbreak affects everyone who works in racing in different ways and as lockdown has been extended until July 19, 2021, it has never been more important to look after your […]