Racing industry participants in the Central West Racing District are invited to attend the next Racing Mates BBQ ‘Get-together’, which will be held from 12pm at the Trainers Tuckerbox tie-up stalls area at Towac Park Racecourse, Orange this Saturday 22 February.
Racing Mates is a peer support initiative that was established by Racing NSW in 2016, empowering mates to look out for mates.
“We are looking forward to catching up with participants of the Central West at Orange this Saturday,” said Pat Webster, a Racing Mates ambassador. "This is a great opportunity for the racing community to come together for a chat.”
Research has found that effective support offered from peers and colleagues can aid significantly in coping with stress and difficult situations. People are often more likely to initially reach out to a trusted peer or colleague for support when in need.
Racing Mates has appointed several Ambassadors across NSW that are available as a port of call when industry participants are in need of a mate.
“There is nothing better than talking to someone who understands where you're coming from," Webster, also an accredited Racing NSW drug and alcohol mentor, said. “Myself, and all of our other ambassadors, are always there to have a chat when participants need to talk to someone.”
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.
The Racing Orange BBQ get-together will be held this Saturday 22 February, from 12pm at Towac Park Racecourse, at Canobolas Road, Orange NSW 2800. For further information contact Pat Webster on 0418 644 955.
Further info about Racing Mates and its Ambassadors can be found at www.racingmates.com.au