Working in the racing industry can be demanding, and it is so important we take as much care of our mental health as we do our physical health. Mental health isn’t as obvious as a broken bone, but it can be as life limiting.
When you feel well you are outwardly confident, socially engaged, and generally well equipped to deal with the ups and downs that life throws your way. However sometimes; stress takes a hold, you’re no longer the life and soul of the party, and just day to day goings can become a challenge.
Today the Racecourse team have taken time to talk, to bust some myths, break down some barriers and talk openly about mental health… as after all it’s something that can affect everyone, and quite often for no obvious reason.
In fact; it’s more common than you think…
1 in 4 British workers are affected by conditions like anxiety, depression and stress every year.
Mental health is mistakenly perceived as a weakness, but it’s not, often people suffering from mental health are the strongest, they carry on, and they hide it from the world.
Today the racecourse team have put ‘Time to Talk’ top of the to do list. Staff members from all departments have been making pledges, showing their support on the support wall, & simply taking time out to walk and talk, around the race track.
Holli Grayshan HR Manager said: “Today is about encouraging open conversation, so that people feel more comfortable to ask for support if they need it. As a workplace we have an ongoing commitment to employee wellbeing, we want to ensure no one suffers in silence, and is well informed on the support available.”
For more information about the support available visit www.time-to-change.org.uk or visit www.racingwelfare.co.uk