The Injured Jockeys Fund

Mental Wellbeing

If you need urgent crisis help or help with mental wellbeing:

Jockeys PJA helpline: 07780 008877


Racing’s 24 hour helpline: 0800 6300443


All support provided will follow social distancing rules and every precaution has been taken to keep staff and jockeys as safe as is possible.

The following applies:

  • Those seeking physiotherapy can initially book a telephone triage treatment appointment and subsequent face to face appointments will be offered as appropriate. Appointments will be booked on a case by case basis
  • Strength and conditioning sessions in the centres are available for those currently holding a professional license only (as these are ‘Elite Athletes’). These must be booked in ahead of time with no walk-ins possible
  • Support from the IJF Nutritionist and Clinical Psychologist is still available but these will be offered remotely and must be booked in advance. Anyone seeking this should speak to any member of the IJF team for further advice on how to access these services
  • The IJF’s team of Regional Liaisons will also continue their remote welfare support of beneficiaries around the country, and each centre has a dedicated Centre Liaison on site. The team continues to work closely with Changing Minds to provide additional support as required

The Injured Jockeys Fund provides appropriate support in a prompt and sympathetic manner to those jockeys past or present who are injured, unable to ride, or generally in need.

The Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) was founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers. Since then the Fund has helped over 1000 jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £18m in charitable assistance.

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covid-19 statement

We are acutely aware that the Coronavirus continues to have a significant and negative impact upon many of our beneficiaries. We are well positioned to offer help and support to those affected and would encourage you to make contact with us.

Our Rehabilitation Centres are Open and from these hubs you can access general pastoral, clinical and financial support as necessary.

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