About Mates4Harness

Mates 4 Harness is a peer support initiative established by Harness Racing NSW, empowering mates to look out for mates.

Research has found that effective support offered from peers and colleagues can aid significantly in coping with stress

and difficult situations.

Having access to Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors and Assistance Hotlines is essential and these services are available. However, people are often more likely to initially reach out to a trusted peer or colleague for support. The Ambassadors will not provide specialised counselling; rather they are available as a port of call when industry participants

are in need of a mate.

The Ambassadors possess a wealth of industry knowledge allowing them to relate to multifaceted concerns people may be experiencing. Industry specific expertise combined with training delivered by VERETIS Psychologists ensures Ambassadors can provide a crucial link between those in need and the required support.

“If you are in need of crisis care contact Lifeline www.lifeline.org.au 24 hours a day, on 13 11 14

or call Emergency Services 000”

Support Team

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Maurice Logue

HRNSW Education &

Welfare Officer

“A problem shared is a problem halved, Let’s Chat”

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Colin Watts

Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy Chaplain

“Talking to someone that cares really helps”

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Oliver Brecht

Sports Psychologist

“The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg”