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.
Racetrack Support Chaplain
Andrew McKerrow is the Salvation Army Racetrack Support Chaplain. Andrew works solely with the racing industry, providing care and support to whoever needs it. Whether you're just needing someone to talk to or help with larger issues, Andrew can provide initial care while connecting you with further help if needed.
Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Clinician
Dianna is a registered Alcohol and Drug, and Mental Health Clinician / Counsellor, employed by The Salvation Army and contracted exclusively to the racing industry.
This industry is unique in many ways, and most of those ways are exciting and positive. However, the stress on people in the industry may be overwhelming at times.
Let’s work together to keep this wonderful industry healthy and thriving, by encouraging each other to reach out for help and support when we need it.
Some of what I can provide:
- Alcohol and Drug
Assessments, diagnosis, advice, reports, referrals, detox, residential care, treatment, support, education.
Stress, grief, bullying, trauma, coping skills, communication skills, abusive relationships, and anything else.
- Mental Health
Assessments, differential diagnosis, referrals, advice, education, support.
All sessions are confidential
A reminder that HRNZ offers the below support services to all Licenceholders, if you feel you need to reach out to someone about the following...
A free counselling service provided to Licenceholders if you need assistance with -
- Personal or workplace stress
- Relationship problems
- Conflict situations
- Anxiety / depression
- Anger / Violence
- Grief / loss
- Personal trauma
- Budget advice