Eventing in 2019
Olivia Alstad Eventing
Mental Health problems
Mental health problems come in many shapes and forms. 'Mind' shares different types of mental health problems, diagnosis, treatment options and where to go for support. Some types of mental health issues include:
Types of Depression
Stress and Anxiety
Suicide and Self-harm
Eating and Body Image
Types of Personality Disorders
Psychosis, hearing voices and Schizophrenia
How mental health affects People (in eventing)
Event riders, grooms & supporters struggle with mental health.
Riders can be especially vulnerable to mental health problems because of the demanding lifestyle, high amounts of pressure, and feelings of not being good enough in what can be a "losing sport".
Over 98% of grooms in the 'Grooms Minds Study' said that the equestrian industry is not doing enough to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Clearly there is need for urgent change within the industry.