Horse Racing Ireland’s (HRI) Industry Education and Training Department have co-ordinated a range of practical services to support those working in the industry while racing is suspended due to Covid-19.
Funded by HRI, the Industry Assistance Programme (IAP) offers access to trained counsellors, psychotherapists and information specialists and provides practical and emotional support for any life challenges users may be dealing with. Users can use the service for a range of services and supports as many times as necessary. This free resource is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Confidential support is accessible by a free phone number, by email, by text or through a smart phone app.
Freephone: (ROI) 1800 303 588 or (NI) 0800 243 458
SMS (for call back): 00353 (0)86 838 3998
Brian Kavanagh, Horse Racing Ireland CEO, said: “I am aware that this is a very worrying time for everyone working in the industry. On behalf of our Chairman and Board, I want to reassure everyone that HRI is working on several strategies that will allow Irish racing to return as quickly as possible once it is appropriate to do so and within Government guidelines. ”