We are able to offer the support line thanks to our partnership with Sporting Chance. Sporting Chance is one of the world’s most innovative centres for the treatment of emotional and mental health problems among professional and former professional sportspeople.
Sporting Chance was set up in 2000 by former England football player and manager Tony Adams MBE, to address the difficulties he experienced as a player in accessing professional, confidential mental health support. Over twenty years later, the charity – which functions exclusively to support both current and retired professional sportspeople – is working with more sports than ever. Today, it helps a wide range of charities support their beneficiaries by staffing the support line during the working day with counsellors trained to specifically help sportsmen and women. Outside of those hours, the lines are staffed by trained counsellors provided by Health Assured. With its partnership with us, that support is extended to competing British Eventing members.