EQUUIP Expands Industry Assistance Programme

Funded through Horse Racing Ireland's Industry Education and Training Department, EQUUIP--the services offered through the Industry Assistance Programme (IAP)--have been re-configured to an Individual Assistance Programme and expanded to provide a racing and breeding specific support network. The IAP, offering support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year via phone and online chat, is confidential and free to use. The programme offers a wide variety of services including emotional support, financial advice, legal information, bereavement counseling and medical information. Originally launched in 2016, the IAP...

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HRI Supports Racing Industry

Horse Racing Ireland's (HRI) Industry Education and Training Department have co-ordinated a variety of platforms and services to support the racing industry while racing is suspended due to COVID-19. Among services funded by HRI: Industry Assistance Programme (IAP), offering free access to trained counsellors, psychotherapists and information specialists who provide emotional support.  www.workinracing.ie/industry-welfare/industry-assistance-programme/ Providing horsemen with a COVID-19 business continuity planning best practices information. Sports psychology and other support for jockeys/apprentices, through the 'The Jockey Pathway' workinracing.ie/jockey-pathway/ HRI's Industry Education and Training Department COVID-19 FAQ for employers, available at https://www.workinracing.ie/....

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