The BGA is aware that grooms sometimes suffer from mental health challenges/emotional welfare issues caused by problems in the workplace.

In the first dedicated survey of its kind, we would like to discover what issues are affecting you and the reasons why. 

This ties in with the launch of our new project, Grooms Minds, which aims to raise the awareness of the importance of healthy and happy mental well being in the workplace. 

Please answer the questions honestly - this survey is 100% anonymous. 

The British Grooms Association (BGA) membership offers a place to belong for all grooms and one of the benefits of membership is a confidential helpline for you to call and have a chat about any issues you maybe concerned about. Discover more here

* 1. Are you happy in your job as a groom?

* 2. How old are you?

* 3. What sector do you work in?

* 4. Have you ever been bullied (felt you had to comply) (derogative comments made) by your employer or a fellow member of staff in a groom’s job?

* 5. Do you feel confident and comfortable to talk to your boss about issues? 

* 6. How long have you worked in the equine industry?

* 7. What is your employment status?

* 8. Tick all of the things that you get in your current role

* 9. Have you ever suffered from stress and/or mental health problems?

* 10. If you answered "yes" to experiencing stress and/or mental wellbeing issues, to what extent has working in the equine industry contributed to your loss of health?" 

* 11. Do you know of a fellow groom who has suffered from mental wellbeing problems? 

* 12. Do you think more should be done in the equestrian industry to raise awareness of and support grooms with their stress and/or mental health?  

* 13. How many hours do you work a week (on average) and do you get time off (annual leave) ?  (tick the statements that apply to you)

* 14. Thank you so much for taking part in this important survey.

If you would like to have a chat further about your employment situation and would like us to contact you, please enter your name and email address below.