The life of a jockey can have many highs, but given the lifestyle of a jockey – restricted diet, self-employed with no guaranteed income, risk of injury, long hours – it can also be very demanding. Mental health is just as important as physical health.

If you are concerned about any wellbeing issues, you can get confidential advice and information by calling our confidential helpline with Cognacity, speaking to one of the Sport Psychologists at the IJF rehabilitation centres or the PJA Performance Psychologist, Aodhagan Conlon.

You may alternatively choose to see your GP who will be able to investigate, start treatment and refer you to appropriate services.