Racing Mates is a peer support initiative established by Racing NSW, empowering mates to look out for mates.
Research has found that effective support offered from peers and colleagues can aid significantly in coping with stress and difficult situations.
Having access to Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors and Assistance Hotlines is essential and these services are available. However, people are often more likely to initially reach out to a trusted peer or colleague for support. The Ambassadors will not provide specialised counselling; rather they are available as a port of call when industry participants are in need of a mate.
The Ambassadors possess a wealth of industry knowledge allowing them to relate to multifaceted concerns people may be experiencing. Industry specific expertise combined with accredited training ensures Ambassadors can provide a crucial link between those in need and the required support.