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.

The 2018 Community Fund will provide grants in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada.

The 2018 Community Fund application window is now open and runs until March 31, 2018. Click here for more information.

Small action. Big impact.

867,449,649

Total number of interactions

+$7

million

in Community Fund grants

414

Community Fund grants

$2.54 million in grants

Children & Youth

$646K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.25 million in grants

Military family support

740,145

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

donated

to mental health initiatives

1,051,599

crisis and distress

line callers

492,058

children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs

212,260

individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs

4,265

trained staff and volunteers

3,517

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

4 out of 5

Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2018

Boys and Girls Club of East Dartmouth - Dartmouth, NS

The FRIENDS for Life project is an evidence-based early intervention and prevention program developed in Australia and supported by the World Health Organization to prevent and intervene in the development of anxiety and depression in children and youth. Working together with the Dartmouth Community Health Board, the IWK Health Centre, Public Health Services, Schools Plus and the Boys & Girls Club, they will offer the Friends for Life Program training to staff at local schools.

Community fund Atlantic 2012

Canadian Mental Health Association, Fredericton/Oromocto Region, Inc. NB

The "Fun Friends" and "Friends for Life" anxiety prevention program for children and youth will fill the gap in services recognized by both the school district and local mental health centre. This program will help children and youth manage the effects of anxiety and build resilience and will directly benefit teachers, support workers, community workers, counsellors and parents.

Community fund Atlantic 2012

Cape Breton Mental Health Foundation & Crossroads - Cape Breton, NS

This is a joint project between Crossroads ACES members and the Cape Breton Mental Health Foundation. The ACES of Crossroads Cape Breton consists of members between 19 and 30 years of age who live with mental illness. The Foundation will use its grant to open and provide access to a media centre which will create new training and educational opportunities for clients in various fields of interest. The goal is to provide support in helping clients develop new skills and access work opportunities.

Community fund Atlantic 2012

Capital Region Mental Health & Addictions - NB (Province-wide)

This Anxiety Prevention/ Intervention Program for Children and Youth will fill the gap in services that both the school district and mental health centre recognize as being needed for children and youth with anxiety. Bringing the program to the community will assist children and youth manage symptoms of anxiety and build resiliency. This project will directly impact children, youth, their teachers, support workers, community workers, counsellors and parents.

Community fund Atlantic 2012

College of the North Atlantic - NL (Province-wide)

The College will train approximately 6 Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) facilitators so they can teach MHFA to both the college community and the community at large.

Community fund Atlantic 2012

Fire Marshall's Office - PE (Province-wide)

The Prince Edward Island Fire Service will train approximately 800 volunteer firefighters in an introductory overview of Critical Incident Stress (CIS) - to create an awareness of CIS so that firefighters would be aware of, more receptive to, and act upon personal and peer signals of Critical Incident Stress. This program will address cultural barriers that prevent fire fighters from seeking help for symptoms of chronic and single event stress and prepare fire fighters.

Community fund Atlantic 2012

Kingston/Greenwood Mental Health Coalition - NS (Province-wide)

The aim of this project is to bring three Mental Health First Aid workshops to their community including one in French. This will allow the organization to build capacity surrounding mental health issues in the community. Specifically, providing the workshops will improve the front line services offered to people experiencing mental health issues. In addition, they will also provide a current data bank of mental health services and resources available locally to the participants.

Community fund Atlantic 2012