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

The John Howard Society of Fredericton - Fredericton, NB

The Society provides affordable housing and support to high acuity homeless individuals in Fredericton. Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to support the training and hiring of a Chronic and Episodic Homelessness Mental Health Peer Support Worker, increasing the Society’s capacity to offer integral peer support services to their clients.

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

YMCA of Greater Moncton – Moncton, NB

Bell Let’s Talk funding will be used to operate the Plusone Mentoring program in the Greater Moncton area, engaging and equipping young people to overcome the challenges they face. The program will support over 120 youth ages 10 to 17 in developing healthy relationships and coping mechanisms, helping them integrate into their community, and increasing their sense of resilience and personal ambition for the future.

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

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

The Gathering Place – St. John’s, NL

The Gathering Place is a street level, community service centre that provides primary health care and social supports to persons who are homeless or precariously housed. The organization will use their Bell funding to empower their participants with lived experience to become peer supporters. 1 staff member will become a Mental Health First Aid trainer and will deliver subsequent training to Peer to Peer program leaders with lived experience, enabling them to support the guests and become an advisory voice for mental health programs and addiction services.

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

Thrive – St. John’s, NL

Bell Let’s Talk funding will support Thrive’s Education Programs, including the new THREADS project (Teaching Hope & Resiliency through Education, Arts, Drama, and Story), aimed at youth with mental health issues who are not being supported through the traditional school system. The programs provide youth with educational supports as well as connections to help overcome non-academic barriers to success including trauma, mental illness and poverty.

Community fund Atlantic 2019