Inaugural Horse Racing Health & Wellbeing Conference set to look at industry hot topics

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Health and wellbeing experts assemble for first industry wellbeing conference

Next month Racing Welfare, the horseracing industry’s human welfare charity, will partner with EventsAir to host the inaugural Health & Wellbeing across the Horseracing Industry conference. The online conference entitled ‘Healthy People and Healthy Organisations’ offers professionals and employers both within and outside of the horseracing industry an opportunity to discuss topics relating to the overall health and well-being of their people.

A multitude of subject experts are lined up to speak at the conference on Monday 19th September, chaired by Helen Brewis, Lead Psychologist at Robertson Cooper. Speakers include sports psychologist and lecturer, Dr Will McConn-Palfreyman, and Simon Blake OBE, chief executive of Mental Health First Aid England. 

Opening up proceedings as the conference’s first Keynote speaker will be renowned sports psychologist Michael Caulfield MSc who said:

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Horseracing’s not easy, life’s not easy – it’s really hard at times – and the more we understand each other and talk about it the more we can help each other. As the world gets faster, busier, and brighter, I feel that this is probably the most important topic we face, so I am very much looking forward to being a part of Racing Welfare’s conference in September.” 

Racing Welfare’s Director of Welfare, Simone Sear, said:

We are really excited to be launching the Health & Wellbeing across the Horseracing Industry conference, the first of its kind for the horseracing industry. The speakers are outstanding and offer such a breadth of knowledge and expertise. I really hope to see attendance from a wide cross-section of participants from our sport, to learn more about what is one of the most important topics affecting us all, as employers, as staff, as stakeholders in the industry.”

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 to 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 the main racing centres and roving Welfare Officers covering the whole of the country.  

Tickets for the conference are priced at £45 per person and can be booked online on Racing Welfare’s website.

Biographies for each of the speakers can be viewed here.

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

Websitewww.racingwelfare.co.uk

Racing’s Support Line: 0800 6300 443

Online self-help resourceswww.support.racingwelfare.co.uk

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