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

$938k in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.6 million in grants

Military family support

1,208,040

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$100,695,763.75

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 2011-2019

Communautés Solidaires - Québec, QC

The grant will cover the field worker’s salary for a new intervention program called Entraid'aînés. This aims to enable vulnerable clients who are at risk of being placed in a public facility because of their exclusion to stay in their own homes longer. The project aims to reduce the isolation and psychological distress of residents of the Capitale-National region aged 60 and over, through home visits that enhance their personal, social and financial well-being.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Dans la rue – Montréal, QC

In response to a doubling of transgender street youth requiring mental health services, Dans la rue will use Bell funding to set up an integrated, multi-faceted project designed to foster self-expression as a way of delivering mental health care. That involves enhancing the organization’s art and music therapy programs, its sports and outdoor activities and its community kitchen program by adding workshops focused on identity, gender expression and relationship development to address the isolation of its clients.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Deuil-Jeunesse – Charlesbourg, QC

Bell’s donation will finance front-line telephone interventions for those experiencing upsetting situations by providing them with the proper tools to announce the news and to minimize the negative impacts that may seriously affect mental health. The organization works every day with young people who are dealing with anxiety, guilt, depression and suicidal thoughts, often as a result of the shock they feel following the death of a loved one.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Fondation de la santé de Rivière-du-Loup – Rivière-du-Loup, QC

Bell funding will help the Foundation acquire a Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation device to treat depression and other illnesses. The goal of the project is to be able to offer the Bas Saint Laurent population a socially acceptable alternative to electro-convulsive therapy by means of a neuromodulation treatment that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Fondation de la santé et des services sociaux de l'Énergie – Shawinigan, QC

Recognizing that families of those suffering from mental illness need support too, the Foundation will use Bell’s funding to hire and train a peer caregiver who will be the resource person for families and relatives of hospitalized individuals. This person will be able to intervene, support, accompany and guide them. Support by the peer caregiver will also help the family maintain their own mental health to better support the client.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Fondation Hôpital Pierre-Boucher – Longueuil, QC

Bell funding will enable the addition of a new peer supporter to help people aged 12-35 with problems of varying intensity and who have not yet had a formal diagnosis. This person – who will draw on his own success at overcoming mental health issues – will conduct a thorough follow-up and will be responsible for giving hope to his peers, sharing his own strategies for a successful recovery.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Fondation régionale pour la santé de Trois-Rivières – Trois-Rivières, QC

Bell funding will enable the Foundation to offer up to 6 In Vivo workshops for 50 young people aged 6-17 who suffer from severe anxiety and attend the Centre Arc-en-ciel. The program has a success rate of more than 90%, enabling participants to move forward in a non-institutional setting by giving them tools to deal with daily life, with positive benefits for their families as well.

Community fund Quebec 2018

Fondation Santé Beauce-Etchemin – Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC

Bell’s contribution will be used to purchase furniture and to design installations for the Beauceron-style outdoor courtyard landscaping project at the Marillac pavilion at the psychiatric day hospital. The project, an incrediBELL outdoor space, will enable patients to socialize, communicate, overcome isolation and stigma, and participate in activities, discussions and workshops while enjoying the fresh air.

Community fund Quebec 2018