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.


LIFELINE If you are in need of crisis care contact Lifeline www.lifeline.org.au, 24 hours a day, on 13 11 14 or call Emergency Services 000


SALVOS For drug & alcohol rehabilitation, financial counselling, suicide prevention & bereavement support please visit www.salvos.org.au or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58)


BEYOND BLUE Independent, not-for-profit organisation working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia. Visit www.beyondblue.org.au or call 1300 22 46 36


D’ACCORDConfidential assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Face to face, Skype or Phone consultations available. To self-refer call 1300 88 77 24 or visit www.daccord.com.au

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Pat Webster

Phone: 0418 644 955

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Max Whitby

Phone: 0418 212 206

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Dan Stafford

Phone: 0411 367 440

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Colin Watts

Phone: 0409 571 163

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Kim Waugh

Phone: 0418 205 333

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Kayla Nisbet

Phone: 0452 231 900

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Nick Olive

Phone: 0417 883 934

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Gabi Englebrecht

Phone: 0449 635 659

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Kathy Ohara

Phone: 0401 482 735

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Rodney Quinn

Phone: 0417 698 134

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David Hodgson

Phone: 0400 488 346

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Marc Vangestel

Phone: 02 9551 7546

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Emma Guymer

Phone: 0404 392 680