Creating positive change 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. Together, we can all play a role in creating positive change.

The Bell Let’s Talk 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

$100,695,763.75

committed

to mental health initiatives

657

Community Fund grants

$15.7 million in funding

Children & Youth

$1.95 million in funding

Indigenous communities

$1.78 million in funding

Military family support

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,000 organizations who have supported over

3,409,680

Canadians with access to mental health services

+$11 million

in Community Fund grants

2,235,043

crisis and distress

line users

1,476,878

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 2010-2020

Boys & Girls Club of Charlottetown – Charlottetown, PEI

Bell funding will support the project design, development and promotion of the Club’s new after-school intervention program, Reach for the Stars. The project will target vulnerable youth ages 12-15 who are at risk of developing mental health and addiction challenges, engaging them in life-skills development, healthy peer socialization, and confidence-building activities with positive adult mentors in a safe, stigma-free, learning environment.

Community fund Atlantic 2019

Chalmers Foundation – Fredericton, NB

The Foundation and Horizon Health’s Addiction & Mental Health Staff will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training to 25 primary care providers, as well as Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies accreditation for 3 peer mentors. Mentors will then be able to provide further supervision and training, allowing for a standardized and sustainable training process for all Addictions and Mental Health staff providing direct care in the Fredericton and Upper River Valley region of New Brunswick. This grant will also support the acquisition of resource materials to further expand the training to 25 health care community-based practitioners.

Community fund Atlantic 2019

Eating Disorder Foundation of NL – St. John’s, NL

The Foundation will invest Bell Let’s Talk funds to support Provincial Emotion Focused Family Therapy workshops; a resource for parents, carers and health professionals in the province, working with individuals struggling with an eating disorder or other related mental illnesses. The workshops empower parents, caregivers and health professionals with specific skills to be effective in their role in the recovery journey.

Community fund Atlantic 2019

Healthy Start, Healthy Future – New Brunswick

The organization’s peer-support program, Life With A Baby, provides in-person and online programs and resources to help parents of children up to age 6 navigate Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, avoid social isolation, and gain support and connection with other parents. Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to develop and execute 10 additional support groups in isolated communities in New Brunswick over the course of one year.

Community fund Atlantic 2019

Laing House – Halifax, NS

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the development of community building programs at the Foundation’s new Sackville Youth Centre for youth, ages 13 to 24, who are living with mental health challenges. Programs will create a supportive community where vulnerable youth can talk about their mental health challenges, have positive interactions with peers and trusted adults and learn basic skills to support their wellness.

Community fund Atlantic 2019

Northwood, Halifax Campus - Halifax, NS

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support staffing for the organization’s Seeds of Success mental health and wellness support program for individuals living in their long term care facility. Open to participants who have a mental health condition or are experiencing psychosocial issues, the program promotes positive mental health and wellness through purposeful therapeutic activities.

Community fund Atlantic 2019

Self-Help Connection – Nova Scotia

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support the ongoing WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) program, enabling the training of 2 to 3 WRAP facilitators in 8 regions within Nova Scotia. Facilitators will be supported in developing and facilitating self-help groups, increasing the capacity to support mental health and wellness in their communities.

Community fund Atlantic 2019

SPLASH Centre - Harbour Grace Community Youth Network– Harbour Grace, NL

The Community Fund grant will enable 2 individuals from rural Newfoundland to complete the Mental Health First Aid for Adults Who Interact With Youth training, to become certified Mental Health First Aid instructors. Instructors will then provide training to adults in the community on how to better understand and respond to youth struggling with mental health issues.

Community fund Atlantic 2019