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New Industry Assistance Program to benefit all

08:15 PM 02 Aug 2017 NZST
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Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) has announced an extension of its employment assistance program to benefit all industry players.

HRV People and Culture Manager Isabella Galati described the HRV Industry Assistance Program (IAP) as a confidential, professional, coaching and support service delivered by Davidson Trahaire Corpsych (DTC).

“The service is available at no cost to all licenced industry participants, including trainers, drivers and HRV, Tabcorp Park and country club employees/volunteers,” Ms Galati said.

“The IAP can assist with a wide range of personal and work-related issues, including but not limited to anxiety, stress and depression, bereavement, grief and loss, personal trauma, dealing with change and career planning.”

View the IAP information document online for all services provided (link)

“One of our core values is empathy, which reflects our genuine care for the health and wellbeing of our participants,” HRV CEO David Martin said.

“Today’s announcement provides confidential access to support for industry participants experiencing hardship, and I thank Isabella for her work on this.”

Victorian Trainers and Drivers Association (VTDA) president Lance Justice welcomed today’s announcement.

“We welcome this decision because the industry’s greatest assets are the people involved,” Justice said.

“Trainers and drivers work long hours and it is hard work. That takes its toll and it is important our people have access to help when they need it and I’d encourage anyone feeling overwhelmed or in need of a helping hand to reach out. It’s important they know they’re not alone.”

The Association of Country Clubs also welcomed the announcement.

“We applaud HRV for making this service available across the Victorian industry,” association CEO Toby McKinnon said.

“Being on the front foot regarding the welfare of our people is a very sensible strategy and we wholly support this announcement.”

Find out more about the HRV IAP or contact DTC (link)

Cody Winnell (HRV Media/Communications Manager)

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