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 2019 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.

1,013,915,275

Total number of interactions

+$9

million

in Community Fund grants

534

Community Fund grants

$3.53 million in grants

Children & Youth

$1.5 million in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.6 million in grants

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 900 organizations who have supported over

3,405,103

Canadians with access to mental health services

$100,695,763.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

2,235,043

crisis and distress

line users

1,474,258

children & youth reached

610,148

Canadians supported

through technology-based mental health programs

1,451,375

trained staff and volunteers

15,846

military families helped

through the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

86%

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

since Bell Let’s Talk began

* Infographics representative of 2011-2019

Maison du Père - Montréal, QC

Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable Maison du Père to engage an additional nurse to support the rehabilitation of its clients, most of whom are homeless and suffer from a wide variety of mental disorders. The organization offers temporary housing and access to resources through its own clinicians and other healthcare partners. The new staff person is essential to meet significantly increased demand and to continue to offer a full slate of support, including ongoing monitoring.

Community fund Quebec 2015

Maison l'Eclaircie de Montréal - Montréal, QC

In support of Maison l'Eclaircie – which offers round-the clock transitional residential care plus individual clinical and psycho-social therapy for adults with severe psychosis or personality disorders – Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable a new workshop program focused on teaching clients about healthy food choices and cooking so that they are more able to take care of themselves when they leave the home. The workshops also promote social interaction to combat isolation that often intensifies the underlying disorder.

Community fund Quebec 2015

Maison l'Éclaircie de Québec City - Québec City, QC

La Maison l’Éclaircie is the only community organization in Québec that focuses on people 14 and over who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, providing a supportive living environment plus group and individual interventions. The residential nature of the support enables staff to take into account all aspects of a client’s life. With the Bell Let’s Talk funding, the organization will hire a social worker and nutritionist to lead 3-6 group sessions as well as offer individual counselling.

Community fund Quebec 2015

Malvern Family Resource Centre - Scarborough, ON

Thanks in large part to Bell Let’s Talk community funding, the centre will launch a Seniors Supporting Seniors Peer Mental Health and Wellness program to address diverse mental health needs of the older population which is vulnerable to depression, illness, isolation and elder abuse. The program will offer weekly hot lunches, group counselling, monthly education sessions and weekly social activities as well as referrals to more formal mental health support resources as needed.

Community fund Ontario 2015

Mental Health Association of Yukon - Whitehorse, YU

Bell’s grant will enable the Association to augment a cognitive behavioural therapy-based program for people struggling with low mood, anxiety and depression issues, both in person and via video-conferencing, a first and much needed approach for delivering support to more remote areas. Over 8 sessions, a facilitator will provide participants with strategies to maximize their ability to deal with life's challenges, including material that is specifically tailored for teenagers and First Nations communities.

Community fund Territories 2015

New Path Youth and Family Services - Barrie, ON

New Path provides residential treatment for youths who can no longer live at home due to mental health challenges. Bell Let’s Talk community funding will support hiring a youth transitional support worker who will work with clients and their families on a case-by-case basis to investigate living options and identify supports needed to ensure a successful transition out of residential care for the young person. The case management includes follow-up to ensure the transition remains on track.

Community fund Ontario 2015

Newfoundland and Labrador English School District - St. John’s, NL

Bell Let’s Talk funding will enable two instructors to be trained in mental health first aid (MHFA) and then provide 2-day training sessions for school administrators in 69 junior and senior high schools, covering 59% of the student population in the province. The MHFA training will not only equip the school administrators with the skills they need on a daily basis to support the students, but will enable them to act as mental health leaders in their schools for both staff and students.

Community fund Atlantic 2015

Nexus Youth Services - Mississauga, ON

With support from the Bell Let’s Talk community fund, Nexus will hire a full-time mental health clinician for its Nexus Youth Centre. The centre is a safe haven for youth, offering mental health support, daily activities and group programs, all free of charge 5 days a week. Programs are designed to connect with youth who are not comfortable accessing traditional mental health care settings. The clinician will provide free drop-in counselling and referrals for youth aged 14-24 for youth in need.

Community fund Ontario 2015