Simone Sear

Mental Health Concerns Rising Amid Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the subject of mental health seems to be working its way closer to the forefront of the news media and the public's attention. Data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month revealed that as many as one in four people between 18 and 24 years of age surveyed between June 24 and 30 had had suicidal thoughts in the past 30 days. The study showed that 11% of adults in the general population had considered suicide during the...

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Racing Welfare Issues COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

Facing a significant loss in fundraising income-estimated at approximately ₤500,000--and a surge in demand for support due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Racing Welfare has launched an Emergency COVID-19 Appeal to help bridge the gap during the crisis. The charity's online self-help usage has increased by 290% between Mar. 17 to Apr. 7, during which the charity has supported a total of 551 individuals with Covid-19 related issues. Simone Sear, Director of Welfare, commented: "We have had to stop all yard, racecourse and stud visits, so we've formed a team to...

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