Mental Health Support Helpline

British Eventing Support Trust have partnered with

Are you experiencing a mental health concern? Our free and 100% confidential mental health helpline is here to help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Just call on number below

Are you ok?

Mental health issues can affect anybody. Research from the mental health charity Mind found that around one in every four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week, all year-round.

These statistics demonstrate the need for accessible, confidential support for people from all walks of life, including riders. If you’ve been experiencing panic attacks or feelings of dread, fear, isolation, insomnia, anxiety and spiralling thoughts, or just know that you’re not in a good place, there’s no need to suffer in silence.

We are here for you, and we are proud to be able to offer support to competing British Eventing members through our helpline in partnership with Sporting Chance.

Please call to have a chat if you are looking for some support

How it works

See the simple steps below that explain how our Mental Health Support Helpline works.

Don’t hesitate to call us if you feel you may need our support 07780 008877. If you don’t want to call you can email or you can fill in the online form


Please don’t wait and hope that symptoms of anxiety, depression or severe stress just go away on their own.


Call the number 07780 008877 or email us at any time of the day or night and you’ll be connected to a fully trained member of staff who will listen and chat for as long as you need.


They can help assess you and your situation to help you see a path forward. 

If together you both decide that you’re in need of ongoing support, we will provide eligible members with six support sessions, totally free of charge.


These sessions can take the form of telephone contact, Skype, or face-to-face meetings with the goal of helping you manage and ultimately overcome your situation.

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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.