Riders Minds are proud to announce the release of their poignant documentary, in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day, Friday 10 September.
In February this year the death of International Event Rider, Matthew Wright, shocked the equestrian community.
In her first public interview since the tragic death of her husband Matthew Wright, Victoria speaks openly about losing Matthew, the formation of Riders Minds and the legacy to help other people.
This documentary explores mental health in the equestrian industry and asks the question; why do so many riders suffer with mental illness?
“We have lost so many riders to suicide and as an industry we have to do something about this now before we lose any more. The equestrian industry is seriously tough and although it can be the most amazing one to be in, it can also be the most unpleasant.
“Our documentary aims to raise awareness of suicide and some incredibly strong people were kind enough to share their own personal stories with us. The more people who have the courage to talk about the challenges, mental health, and the resources available, the better place we will make it.”
Riders Minds Documentary aired on Friday 10 September on YouTube and can be seen here: https://bit.ly/YouTube-Riders-Minds.
If you’re affected by any of the issues raised then Riders Minds support can be found at https://ridersminds.org/ via the helpline on 0300 102 1540, or text on 07860 065 202.