Tasracing has signed a memorandum of understanding with Relationships Australia Tasmania to provide counselling and support services to its employees (and their immediate families) and licensed participants of the Tasmanian racing industry.

Tasracing CEO Vaughn Lynch said the industry’s greatest asset was its people, so it made sense to support them in this way.

“The Tasmanian racing industry is directly responsible for sustaining just under 1000 full-time jobs,” he said.

“They all have a strong passion and commitment for the industry.

“Racing industry participants work in a complex and ever changing environment and it is important to us to provide them with the support to navigate periods of challenge or hardship they may face.

“This can take its toll. Tasracing wanted our people, and people working in the industry, to have access to appropriate and confidential support if they needed it.

“I would encourage anyone feeling overwhelmed or in need of support to reach out.”

The free counselling and support service provided by Relationships Australia provides a safe and confidential place away from the workplace for people to talk about concerns at home or at work.

The list of issues that can be addressed is extensive:

  • Stress and fatigue.
  • Couple and family issues.
  • Separation and divorce.
  • Conflict and harassment.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Financial difficulties.
  • Work and career problems.

Mr Lynch said assistance was available face-to-face or by telephone.

The services can be accessed as follows:

Call 1300 364 277.

Or contact the local offices directly as follows:

Hobart 

20 Clare Street New Town

email: hobart@reltas.com.au

Launceston 

6 Paterson Street, Launceston

email: launceston@reltas.com.au

Devonport 

68 North Fenton Street

email: devonport@reltas.com.au