Construction Sport is a registered charity committed to improving the serious issue of poor mental health within the construction sector. We do this by using the power of sport.
Within construction, our physical health & safety on site has been prioritised; we have signs everywhere reminding us to wear our hard hats, gloves & glasses etc.
Hours upon hours are invested in on and off site training; we have regular updates, with regard to safety briefings, safety alerts, near misses, lessons learnt, working at height, people plant interface and an endless plethora of safety information and rules to ensure everyone remains safe.
Yet little, if anything is communicated about mental health.
By using sport as the conduit to illicit change and to provide the education needed to make things better, we have found an effective and enjoyable way to tackle the issue of mental health in our sector and raise awareness of the problem.
Construction Sport has been founded by experienced construction operatives who understand the demands in this tough industry. The long hours, working away from home and physical fatigue all take its toll, not only on the operatives work life but also on their family life too.
It is totally unacceptable that we currently lose one construction worker every day to suicide.
At Construction Sport we believe that through collaboration and the power of sport we can drive positive change.