Whatever you might be struggling with - it’s not just OK to ask for help, it’s a sign of strength.
And if the pressures or issues you’re facing are affecting your life, at work or out of it - it’s the chance to make a change and start new steps forward.
It can be as simple as talking to a friend - a trusted colleague - or someone in your whānau. But if you need a bit more… or if other steps haven’t helped - you can also get in touch with different people and resources that are there to help work out the best way forward for you.
If you’re not sure what you need - there’s a good self-test here.
But a good place to start is our dedicated helpline. Trained specialists, who advise and help out people in racing every day, can understand your situation and give you confidential advice on the different types of support that are there for you - as well as how to manage issues with your colleagues or your employer.
Alcohol Drug Helpline – 0800 787 797
Gambling Helpline – 0800 654 655
Rural Support Trust – 0800 787 254
Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757
Like Minds Information Line – 0800 102 107
Lifeline – 0800 543 354
Mental Health Foundation:
The Mental Health Foundation has useful information on how to access a health professional as well as how to get help if you feel you or someone else is in crisis or unsafe.