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

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BC Schizophrenia Society - Kelowna, BC

The Bridges Education Program provides a free education course that helps persons recovering from a mental illness to cope through a better understanding of their illness and its treatment, to better communicate their individual concerns and feelings, to become aware of the support organizations that are available in the community, and to deal with the effects of stigma. The project support from Bell's grant will enable a substantial increase in the number of persons served.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Canadian Mental Health Association - Prince George, BC

The Resource Housing Outreach program will provide short term life skills support to individuals with severe and persistent mental health issues who are transitioning from homelessness to housing. The goal is not only to assist with achieving suitable and safe housing but also to support the development of skills and community involvement that help to ensure the maintenance of safe housing.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Canadian Mental Health Association - Shuswap / Revelstoke, BC

Living Life to the Full – a new evidence-based program – will be offered to the community in a group format. Trained facilitators use small group activities to identify and work on improved feelings, moods and behaviours. The course includes activities designed to engage participants at their comfort level and inspire them to shift how they respond to the stresses in their lives.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Coast Mental Health Foundation - Vancouver, BC

The Coast Mental Health Foundation will expand their peer support program for people with severe mental illness and continue to provide clients with mental illness the opportunity to continue their journey to recovery while gaining skills in coaching, mentoring, group facilitation, and self advocacy. Individuals who are selected enter an intensive three level training program which includes role play, practicum, and a six month paid work placement.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

First Funds Society - Vancouver, BC

The Community Voicemail Project provides banks of live, local telephone numbers with personal greeting and voice mail to 75 front-line mental health and social service providers all over the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Case workers from these organizations provide voicemail access to over 1,500 clients who are homeless, impoverished and often facing severe mental health issues.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Loco Motion Canada Performance Society - BC (Province-wide)

This talented and innovative theatrical production company will produce 'What's Normal?' – a 30-minute theatrical play based on experiences from mental health consumers. The project will provide people with lived experience the opportunity to develop skills and self efficacy as well as educate the public about the complexities of living with mental illness and thus reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Nanaimo Family Life Association - Nanaimo, BC

The Grey Matters program will to continue to offer seniors training in communication and peer counselling. The trained seniors will then mentor and counsel other seniors ages 55 to 100. One of the key benefits for those who enjoy the program is that whether their mental health challenges are self-identified or they are referred by their doctors. All clients have a welcoming, non-shaming place to access free, quality ongoing support to increase their quality of life through capacity building.

Community fund British Columbia 2012

Pacific Post Partum Support Society - BC (Province-wide)

The Pacific Post Partum Support Society will extend its services for women in underserved communities with mental health related aid during and after the birth or adoption of a child. These services include increased and enhanced telephone support, pilot telephone support accessibility outside the Lower Mainland and additional facilitated groups for new mothers.

Community fund British Columbia 2012