Health Shield and Aberdeen Football Club Support Time to Talk Day

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Health Shield yesterday took part in a health and wellbeing themed match-day at Aberdeen Football Club (FC), meeting other sponsors and supporters of the club as part of a month-long campaign to support ‘Time To Talk Day’.

Health Shield was welcomed by Aberdeen FC in November 2018, as the Club’s Health and Wellbeing Partner. Both organisations will work together over the next two years to showcase new initiatives and technological products which will allow healthcare to be easily accessed by all. The partnership will also see health and wellbeing initiatives provided to Aberdeen FC staff, supporters and the general populace of the north east of Scotland.

The health and wellbeing themed match-day included a focus on mental health, in line with ‘Time To Talk Day’, whilst also shining a light on other aspects of health and wellbeing with a variety of local providers in attendance, including Aberdeen FC’s partner charity Aberdeen FC Community Trust, with Mental Health Aberdeen also joining as the event charity partner.

The day concluded with a match between Aberdeen FC and Rangers.

Courtney Marsh, Chief Executive at Health Shield, said: ‘We’re proud to support Aberdeen Football Club’s focus on mental health as part of Time To Talk Day.

“At Health Shield we aim to give as many people as possible access to the support and tools they need – whenever and wherever they need them – to take good care of their mental and physical health. One directly impacts the other. That’s why it’s important to ensure joined-up services: from things like telephone and face to face counselling to on-demand physiotherapy services and health screening.

“Ensuring the mental and the physical are on a level playing field is now a stated NHS goal. And it’s one that we as an employee wellbeing provider – offering integrated support to employees in Scotland and beyond – are keen to support.”

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For further information, please contact:

Kevin Carr, Carr Consulting & Communications 07887 838811
Suzanne Clarkson, Carr Consulting & Communications 07799 873586

About Health Shield

Established in 1877 Health Shield is an award-winning and market-leading provider of Health Cash Plans and health and wellbeing services. Health Shield is a non-profit making friendly society without shareholders, operating for the benefit of all our members. We are committed to providing competitively-priced products that are sustainable and affordable and strive to enhance our award-winning reputation in the market.