Launched at the end of 2021, the Stud Staff Support Line (SSSL) provides free access to a confidential counselling service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The support line is open to anyone working in the breeding sector and to use it all you need to do is dial 1300 822 935 and quote Thoroughbred Breeders Australia.
Appointments can be scheduled at a time of your choosing via phone or in person and immediate support is also available.
Over the past few months, TBA has been working hard to build awareness of the SSSL. At the National Broodmare Sale last week, team members handed out cupcakes to all the staff promoting the initiative and thanking them for their hard work. Signage has also been on display at various sales, along with regular advertising in the daily industry publications.
The response to the support line has been overwhelming positive, with good uptake from around the country. However, TBA is eager to see more people make use of this resource. We encourage all farms to include the details of the SSSL in their staff inductions and to promote it within their teams on farm.
To help with this, TBA has created posters that can be displayed in common areas such as the yearling barn, crush, staff accommodation and the stud office.
You can download these by clicking on the images below: