As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, Racing Welfare commissioned and showcased a new film that depicts anxiety building up for a racehorse trainer. The film has been created in conjunction with Equine Productions and shows typical day-to-day scenarios that can lead to poor mental health.
Racing’s human welfare charity, Racing Welfare, led racing’s response to this important awareness campaign, aiming to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of anxiety, normalising conversations and signposting to support services. Racing welfare also called for people working in the racing industry to take action for their own mental health or for the mental health of others in the racing community.
The film was greatly received across the week with over 87,000 views on social media.
Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing. We offer professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and racecourse staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing. Our work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of life’s challenges.
We align with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: