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. 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

1,208,040

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

donated

to mental health initiatives

1,399,890

crisis and distress

line callers

499,310

children & youth reached

through Bell Let’s Talk programs

334,390

individuals supported

through technology-based mental health programs

851,050

trained staff and volunteers

8,410

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Fund

87%

of Canadians reported that they are more aware of mental health issues

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2018

Fondation Équilibre Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean - Saguenay, QC

This project targeted at seniors will create an information toolbox compiling resources, services and literature in the area of seniors' mental health available to counselors and family members. The goal is to facilitate prevention and intervention with respect to seniors experiencing mental health problems.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Fondation Le Grand Chemin - Montréal, QC

The project aims to help people by providing enhanced crisis intervention services for adolescents 12 to 17 years of age who struggle with addiction and other associated issues. The improved services will help ensure timely follow-up treatment in the foundation's three centres- Montréal, Ville de Québec and Saint­Célestin.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Fondation Tel-Jeunes - QC (Province-wide)

The project enables services offered by Tel-Jeunes and LigneParents to be improved by providing mental health training to their 35 professional counsellors so they will be better equipped to respond to the growing number of calls concerning mental health problems.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Group Health Centre - Sault Saint Marie, ON

The Group Health Centre (GHC) is a multi-specialty, interdisciplinary, ambulatory care facility located in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. GHC is implementing a new pilot project in the Children's Mental Health Program to improve access and efficiency for children's mental health services. The project pilot involves a new intake process, whereby children between the ages of 0-18 who are referred to the program are connected immediately to an intake worker who provides an initial assessment.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Groupe de ressources pour le trouble de panique (GRTP) - Saguenay, Jonquière, QC

The project will support youth (12-17) who have anxiety disorders. The organization will create a new intervention guide and set up workshops for young people suffering from mental illness disorders.

Community fund Quebec 2012

Health and Wellness, Student Life, University of Toronto, ON

This project has three priority areas of focus: raising awareness of mental illness/mental health at the post secondary education level; providing opportunities for education and learning about mental health and illness; and nurturing a community where students who are struggling with mental health issues have improved access to care, while feeling included and a sense of belonging to the community. Going forward, Health and Wellness, Student Life aims to create a mental health strategy which is sustainable and which, over time, may become integrated into the campus culture.

Community fund Ontario 2012

Heartland Youth Centre - Stettler, AB

This grant will support their 'Talk it Out, Work it Out' - youth led program for 13-18 years olds that will increase awareness around open discussion of mental health issues they face.

Community fund Prairies 2012

Kerby Assembly - Calgary, AB

The Kerby Assembly will provide Mental Health First Aid to front line workers at the Centre which offers a variety of services for seniors in the community.

Community fund Prairies 2012