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

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Summit Youth Centre – Invermere, BC

The organization will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to create a series of specialized educational workshops addressing youth mental health issues through a proactive and preventative framework, helping to building resiliency and increase overall mental wellness. Workshops will be offered weekly in 4 elementary schools, 1 high school and in 7 difference communities, and will include ASIST and Mental Health First Aid Training for both staff and youth.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

Communitas Supportive Care Society – Abbotsford, BC

Providing care in communities across BC to those living with disabilities, Communitas will use Bell funding to expand their Peer Support Program. Peer Support Workers have lived experience with mental illness and come alongside of people in the community who are currently experiencing mental health challenges. This funding will enable Communitas to provide 12 additional hours of support per week to 5 to 6 individuals not currently connected to a mental health centre. The funding will also support 3 new Wellness Recovery Action Plan community workshops for up to 12 individuals.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

Aunt Leah’s Place – New Westminster, BC

In partnership with Dan’s Legacy Foundation, Aunt Leah’s Place provides free, on-site clinical counselling for youth from foster care with histories of abuse, neglect and mental health issues. Funding will enable an expanded counselling program to be offered after office hours and during weekends at Aunt Leah’s Youth Hub Resource Centre, helping to close the gap in mental health support services for foster children past the age of 19 in the Lower Mainland.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

Pacific Post Partum Support Society – Burnaby, BC

The Society will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to provide an online text message support service for new parents struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety. Utilizing secure messaging services designed for healthcare providers, the program will allow PPPSS support workers to deliver free and immediate text-based support to parents who are often isolated by geographic, social or financial circumstances or who may never have asked for support.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

The Kamloops Community YMCA – YWCA – Kamloops, BC

To help meet the need for free or low-cost mental health resources in their community, the organization will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to train 2 staff on the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program for teens and adults; an 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. The course will then be offered 3 times per year in the Kamloops community, at no cost to participants.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna – Kelowna, BC

The Community Fund grant will be used to launch the first mobile health / mental health clinic in BC for youth ages 12 to 24. Travelling to areas across the Central Okanagan where youth have difficulty accessing services due to transportation issues and other barriers, the service will provide confidential, youth-focused, drop-in health care in locations where youth gather.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders – Vancouver, BC

The organization will use Bell funding to support enhancement programs at the Looking Glass Residence, a 14-bed facility where youth of all genders ages 16 to 24 receive 24/7 care from medical and mental health professionals offering intensive therapy in a caring, home-like setting. The enhancement programs, including yoga, garden therapy, outings and more, help youth hone the life skills and confidence to support their ongoing recovery.

Community fund British Columbia 2019

The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light – Vancouver, BC

Harbour Light provides various services, from community meals and overnight shelters to residential addiction treatment. With Bell's grant, they will train 3 employees as mental health first aid instructors who will in turn provide more training for the 175 to 200 people who work at the facility as well as to adult men who will be better equipped to provide peer support.

Community fund British Columbia 2018