Anxiety & Depression

Mental health conditions are common

  • One in four people with experience anxiety in their lifetime
  • One in five people will experience depression in their lifetime
  • In the Racing Industry, 20-30 percent of trainers and stable employees experience depression and/or anxiety
Urgent Help
Trainers PLUS does not provide an emergency or instant response service. If you are feeling suicidal or in a crisis please seek help immediately.

If you are in Australia please call:
  • Triple Zero (000) in an Emergency
  • Lifeline (13 11 14)
  • Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467)
  • MensLine Australia (1300 78 99 78)
Depression
Depression can be described as feeling intensely sad or flat, for 2 weeks or more. 

Common signs or symptoms can include:
  • Physical: Changes in appetite, Sick and run down, Tired all the time
  • Behavioural: Drinking more, Withdrawn, Not 'getting the job done'
  • Thoughts: Suicidal thoughts, Worthless, Hopeless and helpless
  • Feeling: Irritable, Overwhelmed, Unhappy
Anxiety
An anxiety disorder is a serious health condition that makes it hard for an individual to cope with daily life. It is more than just feeling stressed or worried, it stops people doing things that are they are normally able to do.

Common signs and symptoms include:
  • Physical: Difficulty sleeping, Racing heart, Muscle pain
  • Behavioural: Drinking more, Avoiding things, Poor concentration
  • Thoughts: Reoccurring thoughts, Constant worrying
  • Feeling: Agitated, Overwhelmed, Panic
Contact Us
Kirra Fitzgerald

Participant Wellbeing Manager
400 Epsom Road,
Flemington
0437695768
k.fitzgerald@racingvictoria.net.au

Trainers PLUS does not provide an emergency or instant response service. If you are feeling suicidal or in a crisis please seek help immediately.

If you are in Australia please call:

  • Triple Zero (000) in an Emergency
  • Lifeline (13 11 14)
  • Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 467)
  • MensLine Australia (1300 78 99 78)