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

$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 2011-2019

AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM) — Montréal, QC

Bell’s donation will be used to hire a social worker in order to offer educational workshops and a mental health support service designed to help people living with HIV or Hepatitis C, who also use narcotics. The project’s objectives are to encourage participants to adopt healthier lifestyles so that they can make better choices, reduce their anxiety and stop or reduce narcotic consumption. The organization will also promote the project to clinics and community organizations in order to sensitize health professionals to the specific problems of the LGBTQ+ community.

Community fund Québec 2019

Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l’égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux (ACCÉSSS) — Montréal, QC

ACCÉSSS is a coalition of 125 ethnocultural community organizations that will use Bell’s donation to create 2 informative video clips on mental health community services. This project is aimed at helping people take charge of their mental health in a context of diversity and to better understand how to navigate the healthcare system and community in matters relating to mental health.

Community fund Québec 2019

Association des familles de personnes assassinées ou disparues (AFPAD) — Montréal, QC

AFPAD will use the donation from Bell Let’s Talk for a pilot project to create support group workshops led by a social worker for bereaved family and friends after a traumatic death. This new support group adapted to traumatic grief will help participants fully address their grief and empower themselves to avoid or better manage the symptoms of post-traumatic stress arising from a loved one’s violent death.

Community fund Québec 2019

Au cœur de l'enfance — Montréal, QC

Funding from Bell Let’s Talk will provide individual psychosocial support to women who are experiencing pregnancy in a context of significant socio-economic vulnerability. These mothers, most of whom are from diverse backgrounds, receive support in taking the necessary steps to reduce toxic stressors impacting their mental health and their children’s development.

Community fund Québec 2019

Autonhommie, centre de ressources pour hommes – Québec, QC

Autonhommie will offer men diagnosed with depression who already visit the centre the chance to join the self-management program “Aller mieux à leur façon” (Getting better their way). The program consists of 4 one-on-one meetings for each participant, aimed at integrating the self-management program into their current programs as a supplement to medication and the organization’s existing services.

Community fund Québec 2019

Café Le Signet — Laval, QC

The organization will be able to enhance its current service in both the restaurant and catering service of its workforce re-entry programs for people struggling with chronic and persistent mental health problems. Bell’s donation will be used to create an additional supervisory position for better guidance and to support their social integration.

Community fund Québec 2019

Centre de soutien en santé mentale - Montérégie — Longueuil, QC

To fight isolation and boost self-esteem in people affected by a mental illness, this organization has created a singing therapy program with the Les Ritournelles choir. This project will allow participants to become members of the choir and give concerts, particularly in CHSLDs (long-term care homes), hospitals and retirement homes. The choir will help participants create a better social network, improve their physical health and reduce psychological distress.

Community fund Québec 2019

Centre des jeunes l'Escale — Montréal North, QC

Bell’s donation will be used to support the project Ma Vie en premier (MVP), an initiative of the Centre des jeunes l’Escale in partnership with two Montréal North high schools which started in 2014. MVP is integrated into the school curriculum and will help 30 students ages 14 to 16, per school, with serious academic and behavioural difficulties associated with violence and the consumption of psychotropic substances. The project will help young students adopt a healthy lifestyle and prosocial behaviours, particularly empathy, self-esteem and stress management, to contribute to their physical and mental well-being.

Community fund Québec 2019