Healthy Mind

Performance Mindset

Sports psychology is commonplace in other professional sports and more and more jockeys are seeking specialist support to help them perform at their best.  We can now offer this type of service completely free of charge through our Performance Consultant Aodhagán Conlon.

As a former jockey, he fully understands the unique pressures on jockeys, and some of the most common issues that Aodhagán has been helping jockeys with are coping with bad runs of form, relationships in the yard, decision making in racing, self-belief and crises of confidence as well as the mental impact of continuous weight management. Aodhagán has helped a number of PJA members, particularly young jockeys, either through face to face meetings or over the phone/skype sessions.

Aodhagan has also produced a useful mental wellbeing support document with helpful advice to cope with isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic which can be viewed in the Resources below.

He can be contacted on 07815 016900.

Key resources

Jockey Matters: Mental Health & Wellbeing

Jockey Matters: Resilience

Jockey Matters: Resilience Top Tips

Jockey Matters: Addiction & Recovery