Posted by Aston Avery

Footballer Trevor Steven promotes new video to tackle mental health within the construction industry

Trevor Steven, Everton’s renowned midfielder and Causeway Technologies’ mental health ambassador, has produced a new video pleading for urgent action to tackle construction site workers’ vulnerability to suicide.

Trevor is a former England international professional football player with a sporting career spanning 17 years across various clubs including Burnley, Everton, Glasgow Rangers and Olympique de Marseille. Trevor also played for England as part of the 1986 and 1990 World Cup squads.

Trevor says:

“Construction is an industry that struggles more than most with mental health problems. Research shows that 1 in 4 construction workers contemplate suicide, and male site workers are three times more likely to die by suicide than the average male in the UK. These tragic statistics highlight the need for real change in the construction industry. 

“That’s why we’ve partnered with Everton in the Community to join the dots between construction, mental health and football. We truly believe that sport can help open up conversations around mental health. And as a technology provider, we feel that there are innovative ways in which technology can provide the solution to the mental health epidemic in our industry.”

Aston spoke to Trevor Steven.

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