Mental health Minister visits store for alcohol support event

Maureen Watt, Minister for Mental Health meets with NHS workers.

An MSP has visited a North-east supermarket to show support for its partnership with an alcohol awareness charity.

Aberdeen South and Kincardineshire MSP Maureen Watt, who is also Minister for Mental Health, visited ASDA Bridge of Dee yesterday in a bid to back the supermarket’s collaboration with the charity Drinkaware.

An event, which took place at the store, provided free information and advice on alcohol to the local community.

The 2018 partnership builds on a January 2017 pilot which saw Drinkaware engage with more than 2,000 ASDA customers.

Maureen Watt said: “It is vital that information on alcohol gives a consistent message regarding consumption levels to raise awareness of the potential physical and mental health risks of over consumption. It is essential that businesses with the size and reach of ASDA are proactive in partnership with Drinkaware, and I was delighted to be invited along again to attend their event at ASDA Bridge of Dee helping to raise awareness of responsible drinking.”