This series is featured on workinracing.ie courtesy of JETS
The Jockey Matters series has been produced by JETS in partnership with the Professional Jockey Association in the UK. It aims to provide insight into various welfare issues affecting jockeys.
No matter how serious a problem is, help is always available, if you, or someone close to you, is affected by any of the issues raised in this series of videos please consider contacting the Industry Assistance Programme, the Irish Jockeys Trust, or the Irish Jockeys Association.
Addiction has affected the lives of a number of jockeys.
With multiple Classic winning jockey Johnny Murtagh providing a personal and inspirational account of his journey to recovery from alcoholism, the film aims to highlight the support available to those who recognise they have a problem and how recovery is possible.
The film features contributions from Sir AP McCoy, Harry Derham, Jason Hart and Sammy Jo Bell and examines the physical and mental challenges jockeys face whilst injured. Members of the Injured Jockeys Fund physio and rehab team highlight the support available to help jockeys get back riding and how best to maximise their time off.
Featuring contributions from jockeys such as Ryan Moore and Leighton Aspell. Looking at the traditional weight making practice of using saunas and how jockeys should ensure they lose those extra pounds in a healthier way.
The film features contributions from Sir AP McCoy, Leighton Aspell, Daryl Jacob and Mark Enright, the first jockey to speak publicly about suffering from depression. The film gives advice for those affected by mental health issues
Hear from a range of jockeys and nutrition experts on how jockeys can better manage their calorie intake and how diet can impact on performance and long term physical and mental wellbeing.
With contributions from jockeys and health experts, this film looks at the issue of Flipping (self induced vomiting) in the weighing room. It highlights the risks and alternative weight loss methods relying on modern research and support.