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May 09, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week 9 - 15 May 2022

At our racing fixture this Wednesday 11 May, you’ll notice racecourse and racing staff wearing green ribbons to show their commitment to raising awareness and ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues as part of the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week aims to promote open conversations on all aspects of mental health with Racing Welfare’s campaign specifically raising awareness of the mental health services offered by the charity. This year’s campaign follows the theme of loneliness.

About Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all of racing’s people – including stud, stable and racecourse staff, alongside those working in associated professions – from their recruitment right through into retirement. The charity provides a wide range of advice and guidance services, all of which are completely confidential and non-judgmental. Support is available for a wide range of life’s challenges, including physical health, mental health, bereavement, careers advice, housing, money advice, illness, addiction, relationships and retirement. Racing Welfare’s services are nationally accessible with offices in all of the main racing centres and roving Welfare Officers covering the whole of the country.

The charity owns 164 units of accommodation across the UK, with a focus on providing housing for young people working in racing and those who have retired from the industry which are managed by its housing arm, Racing Homes.

Racing’s Support Line, a multi-channel support platform, allows people to contact the charity online as well as through a 24hr telephone line.

Racing’s Support Line: 0800 6300 443
Online self-help resources: