Welfare Contacts

Need support?

Through the Salvation Army the industry has its own dedicated Racetrack Support Chaplain, Andrew McKerrow, who is available to provide a non-judgemental ear and a shoulder on which to lean. The industry is also able to call upon the services of Dianna Young, our Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Clinician, who is available to help those working through addiction or other mental health issues.

Andrew McKerrow

Racing Chaplain
Tel: 029 771 2398

Dianna Young

Alcohol, Drug, & Mental Health Clinician
Tel: 021 941 085
Email: [email protected]

Help is available

If you need to talk to someone, free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor. The following free helplines also operate 24/7:


Phone: 0800 543 354(0800 LIFELINE)
Free text: 4357(HELP)

Depression Helpline

Phone: 0800 787 797
Text: 4202

Suicide Crisis Helpline

Phone: 0508 828 865