1 Jan 2014

David Frith on mental health in cricket

From Summer Nights, 7:08 pm on 1 January 2014

The mental health of professional cricketers was a hotly discussed topic during the recent Ashes, and English cricket writer David Frith is considered the expert on the issue. He's written extensively about the stories of cricketers who have suicided - far more, he says, than the numbers suffered by any other sport - and offers some thoughts around why cricket is particularly hard-hit by mental health problems, and what can be done to ensure players are adequately supported.

If you need to speak to someone about any of the issues discussed in this interview there are a number of places you can call - including Lifeline on 0800 543 354, or the Depression helpine on 0800 111 757.