SBC News Kindred renews support for Rangers’ mental health programme

Kindred renews support for Rangers’ mental health programme

Kindred Group has renewed its investment in the Team Talk programme which will see a ‘significant’ investment as Rangers Charity Foundation continues to work on its development.

Boosted by initial funding received from the firm in 2021, Team Talk has already helped men across Glasgow to seek advice, help and encouragement in discussing their mental health.

“The investment we are announcing today means Rangers Charity Foundation can continue the fantastic progress it made during the first year of the project,” commented Neil Banbury, General Manager UK, Kindred Group.

“Using the unique relationship supporters have with their local club, we hope to reach hundreds more men with the expanded mental health support services who would otherwise be suffering in silence.”

Team Talk uses the local club to help men with their mental health, whilst thee renewed year-long investment from Kindred is being described as ‘the core part’ of its ongoing commitment to become a sponsor of choice for football clubs and their communities so that it benefits the whole community. 

Connal Cochrane, Director at the Rangers Foundation, added: “The investment from Kindred Group has already been fantastic for our Team Talk project. It is the first time one of the club’s main sponsors has made such a significant and targeted investment in the local community. 

“We know talking can save lives and we can now extend the programme for another year, building on the success it had last year. 

“This will allow existing and new participants to attend our weekly programme which has already had tangible benefit for their mental health and wellbeing and allowed the group to start forming connections with each other as well as be supported by our staff in a safe space.”Furthermore, the group also sponsors Middlesbrough FC and Derby County and invests in Team Talk schemes at each club – with both recently winning Community Club of the Year in their respective regional EFL Awards.

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