Bell Let’s Talk announces three new mental health projects

Montreal , Tuesday, January 30, 2018

By the end of this month we will have announced more than $2 million in additional funding to mental health for organizations from across Canada. We look forward to collaborating with these partners over the next several years as they work to provide services and resources for people living with mental illness and the individuals who support them.

January 22 – A $400,000 gift from Bell Let’s Talk to the Montréal General Hospital will purchase a Neuromodulation unit (rTMS), Chair and Brainsight Neuro navigator to improve access and quality of care to adults suffering from depression with an innovative treatment with no side effects. The new Neuromodulation unit (rTMS) will increase overall capacity by 50%.

January 24 – Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (OPK) provides holistic and culturally based supports to over 200 participants, many of whom have been impacted by the legacy of the Indian Residential School System. The Bell Let’s Talk donation of $150,000 will allow OPK to increase the number of Indigenous youth that the organization reaches through assistance with basic needs, life skills, cultural opportunities, and training and advocacy related to educational and employment opportunities.

January 29 – Joint $1 million in funding from Bell Let’s Talk and The Rossy Family Foundation to the Mental Health Commission of Canada to establish a National Standard to protect and promote the psychological health and safety of post-secondary students. Building on the success of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, this new Standard will be a practical and flexible framework that enables individual institutions to implement it in their unique environment to support student success.

We look forward to announcing a fourth gift on January 31.

Caption: Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk was joined by Mitch Bourbonniere, Program Services Director with Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin (OPK) in Winnipeg to announce a donation of $150,000 to the organization.