Tackling suicide with sport

The mental health crisis that has gripped the UK demolition and construction industry has divided the sector into two distinct camps.

There are those that speak of their awareness; who post well-meaning social media posts on World Mental Health Day; and who appoint mental health first aiders to place a big tick on the mental health check-sheet.

And then there are those that take actual, tangible action.

Steve Kerslake is of the latter category.

A groundworker by trade and a survivor of PTSD, Kerslake has taken up the fight against the construction industry’s mental health and suicide epidemic. And his weapon of choice is sport.

Frustrated by some of the industry’s efforts to combat mental health issues, he founded the Construction Sport charity.