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 2018 Community Fund is providing 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.

867,449,649

Total number of interactions

+$9

million

in Community Fund grants

534

Community Fund grants

$3.53 million in grants

Children & Youth

$788K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.6 million in grants

Military family support

1,208,040

Individuals supported with access to mental health care

$93.4 million

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 2011-2018

BRIDGES The Hinton Housing and Employment Society - Hinton, AB

Create an art therapy program beginning with a workshop to introduce clients facing mental illness to the concept of self expression through the arts and the therapeutic benefits.

Community fund Prairies 2013

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society - Winnipeg, MB

Hearing Voices that are Distressing offers a unique curriculum/training package in which participants use headphones to listen to a specially designed recording that allows them to hear what who hears voices hears. This curriculum has been developed and piloted for a wide range of mental health professionals including: Inpatient/outpatient psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, direct care workers, mental health administrators, policy makers, and police officers.

Community fund Prairies 2013

Algonquin Nation Programs and Services Secretariat (Tribal Council) - Notre-Dame-du-Nord, QC

Thanks to a new coordinator, the project's aim is to improve accessibility to crisis and emergency services for youth at risk of suicide, mental illness or drug addiction. Services are available to youths and their families.

Community fund Quebec 2013

Groupe d'entraide L'Éveil (pour personnes atteintes de maladie mentale) - Lac-Etchemin, QC

Bell's support will make it possible to hire a development officer to increase community awareness of the social reintegration program and tour part of the Québec region to meet with stores, organizations, students and even individuals to talk about Groupe d'entraide L'Éveil, its products and, most importantly, the people who work at the organization.

Community fund Quebec 2013

NuHab Centre - Ascot Corner, QC

Support for equine therapy, which uses horses specially trained to work with people suffering from emotional and/or mental health problems. This innovative therapy has its own benefits and effectively complements traditional therapies.

Community fund Quebec 2013

La Croisée des sentiers - Asbestos, QC

Bell's funding will make it possible to add to the work environment by developing a waste sorting and recovery centre that will provide work experience for people living with a mental health problem. The mandate of La Croisée's waste sorting and recovery centre will be to recover and refurbish used goods and then resell them at low cost to residents of MRC des Sources.

Community fund Quebec 2013

OASIS santé mentale Granby et région - Granby , QC

Bell's support will make it possible to offer an education and awareness program to youths aged 6 to 12 who deal daily with a loved one suffering from a mental health disorder.

Community fund Quebec 2013

La Bouffée d'air du KRTB - Rivière-du-Loup, QC

Creation and updating of a Web site. The main goal is to host a Web capsule to promote crisis services in Québec and reach the population that does not consult frequently and offer them an alternative to hospitalization.

Community fund Quebec 2013