According to Mental Health Australia: “Mental health issues affect one in every five Australians. We cannot afford to be complacent in our efforts to achieve changes to our mental health care system when we consider the impact of mental health on our community.”
Promoting mental health awareness is paramount to supporting mentally healthy people and communities, including in equestrianism.
Over the coming months, we will be discussing mental health and the equestrian lifestyle - from recreation and sports, to service providers.
This month, Way Ahead, Mental Health Association, New South Wales explore equine assisted therapy and horses’ profound impact on the lives of people.