Growing the global conversation and supporting Canada’s mental health.

The impact of each interaction on Bell Let’s Talk Day has been felt across the nation. Thank you to all those who continue to speak up about mental illness. Let’s keep the conversation going and work together to create a stigma-free Canada.

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Strongest Families Institute

Bell Let's Talk and all 4 Atlantic provinces today announced unprecedented support for child and youth mental health across the region with a combined gift of $2 million to the Strongest Families Institute.

Major gifts Atlantic 2017

Village des Sources l’Étoile Filante – Cap-Egmont, PEI

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant will support half the cost for 75 adult youth workers and French-language teachers of grades 5–12 students to take an intensive 14-hour Mental Health First Aid course enabling them to better deal with young people suffering from a variety of issues, ranging from substance abuse, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, depression and self harm. The Centre is a non-profit organization that offers social and personal development camps during the school year to students attending French schools across the province.

Community fund Atlantic 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services – Gander, NL

The Association will use the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to train first responders to provide Critical Incident Stress Management training. The focus will be on members working on the west coast of Newfoundland from Pasadena to Port Aux Basque and up the Northern Peninsula. In this region, first responders often work in isolation from services that can help them overcome post-traumatic stress disorder and other related effects of their work.

Community fund Atlantic 2016

Partners for Youth – Fredericton, NB

In an effort to increase awareness and reduce stigma, this organization will invest the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant in its Youth Leadership in Action for Mental Health program. This involves student-led teams in numerous schools who work with a program co-ordinator to design and implement an awareness campaign related to youth mental health. As well as raising awareness broadly, this initiative also provides participants with social action knowledge and leadership skills that are transferable to many other activities throughout their lives.

Community fund Atlantic 2016

PEI Family Violence Prevention Services – Charlottetown, PEI

As well as enabling the updating of support materials, the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant will allow the creation of 2 additional support groups in outreach regions across the province as part of the organization’s services which include emergency shelters, a crisis hotline and public education. The new groups will augment a roster of support for women, providing much-needed peer support and content from experts who address topics such as healthy relationships, self esteem, boundaries, communication and the law.

Community fund Atlantic 2016

Partners for Care – Halifax/Dartmouth, NS

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant will support a new project co-ordinator to better integrate the work of the Back to Our Roots Urban Farm into the therapeutic program at the Nova Scotia Hospital. The farm uses gardening to promote physical, mental and environmental health in hospital patients as well as providing flowers and vegetables to other parts of the hospital.

Community fund Atlantic 2016

Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador – St. John’s, NL

As part of its mandate to promote the independence and well-being of older persons throughout the province, the Centre will use the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant to develop a 2-day workshop and follow-up webinar series for peer support volunteers. These sessions will eliminate misconceptions and stereotypes by providing accurate information on mental health issues and available support services and resources designed specifically for older people.

Community fund Atlantic 2016

Student-Athlete Mental Health Initiative

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant will enable this organization – which protects and promotes the mental health of post-secondary student athletes across Canada – to train almost 450 coaches and athletes in universities across Atlantic Canada in a variety of suicide prevention therapies. This is an extension of the organization’s work to not only eliminate stigma through educational programming, but also to provide communities with tangible life-saving skills now.

Community fund Atlantic 2016