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23 October 2023

Racing Together webinar discusses sport’s transformational impact on mental and physical health

The latest series of Racing Together webinars returned last week, and these popular, free events focus on range of topics discussed by a panel of thought leaders in their respective fields, both from inside and outside the racing industry.

Last week’s webinar unpacked ‘The transformational impact of sport on mental and physical health’ and was hosted by former jockey now TV broadcaster Leonna Mayor who was joined by Aimee Hockley–Righton (Racing Welfare); Sam Perks (Mind Charity); Page Fuller (former jump jockey) and Adam Whitehead (ex-professional swimmer and now working for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust).

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A recording and podcast of the 45-minute webinar can also be found on the Racing Together website

Racing Together’s Community Engagement Manager, Lucy Gurney said: “We were delighted to launch our third series of the webinars with such an important and fascinating topic, focusing on sport’s enduring potential to transform physical and mental health – both for participants and spectators at all life stages.

“A huge thank you goes to our brilliant host and panelists for giving such an honest insight into their experiences, and to our viewers for their participation and interaction.”

The panel discussed high level professional sport in general, both the positive and negative impact, as well as identifying issues specific to the racing industry. The work and resources offered by racing were highlighted as being available to the wider community, not just those who work within the industry.

The next episode ‘A shared challenge: innovations in education and employment’ will be hosted at the earlier time of 11am on Thursday, 16th November. Full panel details will be announced shortly. All previous episodes are available on the Racing Together website

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