Equuip is pleased to be hosting an upcoming series of Wellbeing Workshops for individuals working in the Irish Racing & Breeding Industry. There are three workshops; (1) Mental Health Awareness, (2) Suicide Awareness & (3) Resilience.


  • Thursday 31st August - Mental Health Awareness 
  • Tuesday 5th September - Suicide Awareness *[Disclaimer - If you have been affected by suicide recently, please be mindful that some of this content may cause distress.]
  • Wednesday 13th September - Resilience Workshop 


Other useful information: 

  • Workshops will be delivered online
  • Each workshop is limited to 20 people per workshop
  • Duration of each workshop will take place from 6pm-8pm
  • Participants must be over 18+
  • These are certified workshops, by equuip. 


What will the workshops cover?

Mental Health Awareness Workshop:

  • Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.
  • Mental Health should have the same level of significance as physical health which both contribute to optimising overall wellbeing and performance.
  • Our workshop aims to:
  • Explore and enhance your understanding of mental health and wellbeing, the factors which can affect mental health.
  • Improved understanding of how you can look after your wellbeing.
  • Improve general understanding of mental health symptoms and disorders, to recognise the signs and to create a culture that supports help seeking. 
  • Provide practical tips to improve and sustain wellbeing.
  • Creating a psychologically safe culture supporting help seeking and understanding pathways to care. Creating an environment that promotes mental health, wellbeing and mental resilience.
  • To find out more join our register above.

Resilience Workshop:

  • What is Resilience.
  • Resilience refers to both the process and the outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences, especially the mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and ability to adjust to both internal and external demands.
  • People face all kinds of adversities in life from everyday challenges to traumatic events with more lasting impact. Each change affects people differently, bringing a unique flood of thoughts, emotions and uncertainty. Yet, people generally adapt well over time to stressful situations and life-changing events — In part thanks to resilience.
  • It is a tool of wellbeing that can give a person the capacity to accept situations that maybe challenging and tough.
  • Adversities may include trauma, tragedy, threats, or a significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors. As much as resilience involves “bouncing back” from these difficult experiences, it can also involve profound personal growth.
  • To find out more join our register above.

Suicide Awareness Workshop:

  • Self-harm is difficult to understand because it goes against the natural human instinct of self-preservation. There are no fixed rules about why people self-harm. It really can be very different for everyone.
  • For some people, self-harm is linked to specific experiences and is a way of dealing with something that's either happening at the moment or which happened in the past. For others, the reasons are less clear and can be harder to make sense of.
  • Suicide can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities. There is still so much to learn about why people die by suicide and how we can prevent suicides from occurring.
  • Suicide is a public health issue that affects millions of people, yet so many conversations about suicide are riddled with misunderstanding and shame. 
  • This workshop will create more understanding around suicide, explaining what is suicide, statistics, causes and concerns, myths and facts, treatments, coping, and helping others as well as a list of crisis resources.
  • To find out more join our register above.

Looking for more?

Training can be continued at a higher level through the Wellbeing Champions Programme, which will be facilitated by equuip. Interest for this separate programme should be registered with equuip@hri.ie