Since his injury in 2013, Major Andy Kerr, who has served in the Army for 35 years, has struggled to accept that he can no longer perform to the high level that he had previously, both physically in sport and at work. No longer able to train with his daughter, he began feeling like a failure and cut himself off mentally from his family and fell into depression. However, since starting his Invictus journey he is actively involved with coaching rugby again, has returned to training daily and is slowly re-building his relationship with his daughter.
He has also sought help from the Help for Heroes Psychological Wellbeing team. He said: “The part of this journey that has had the most profound effect on me is when I have just sat and listened to other athletes and ambassadors on the same journey. To hear how this journey has helped them is truly amazing and it is these chats that have given me the inspiration to push for the help I need.”