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

Renfrew Victoria Hospital - Renfrew, ON

Mental Health Link will provide key information about mental health to first responders in the pre-hospital care environment via smartphone applications and the internet. Information will include how to interact with persons suffering from mental illness, assessment and diagnosis, psychiatric medication, treatment options, and mental health intervention in disaster situations.

Community fund Ontario 2013

Brock University - St. Catharines, ON

Brock University will educate teaching assistants about mental health, including how to identify and address the early signs, and what services are available to post-secondary students. Teaching assistants work directly with students in small groups, making them uniquely able to create connections and provide guidance. They will also help reduce the stigma attached to mental health issues by engaging students, as well as normalizing and highlighting peer experiences.

Community fund Ontario 2013

Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology - Sudbury, ON

Cambrian College will train and certify four staff/faculty members as MHFA trainers. Following the training, MHFA will be incorporated directly into the curriculum of a number of programs, including Police Foundations, Community and Justice Services, Social Services, Child and Youth Worker and Health Sciences programs which work with high risk individuals.

Community fund Ontario 2013

Make Children Better Now Association - Thamesville, ON

SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) is an evidence-based, gender sensitive, cognitive behavioural multi-component and family-focused program for under 12 offenders. This program will provide children with mental health services to help address their extreme behavioural issues and avoid future criminal activity. It will teach them how to stop and think before they act and come up with effective solutions to their problems.

Community fund Ontario 2013

Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane Timiskaming - Timmins, ON

Mental Health Peers & Promotion Project aims to maximize success of post-secondary students dealing with mental health issues. The project will build on CMHA's training capacity, offering four evidence based training courses: Peer Support Skills Training, Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator Training, Mental Health First Aid Training, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills. Training will be offered to students, faculty, community at large.

Community fund Ontario 2013

SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth - Toronto, ON

Young Women in Mind focuses on outreach to young women who face mental health, addiction and trauma issues. By using artistic programs based in community health centres, drop ins and shelters, we will help these young women rebuild their lives and connect with mental health professionals outside of an institutional framework. The program is broken down into three phases: Community outreach and partnership creation, Creative Programming, and Leadership Training.

Community fund Ontario 2013

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario - Toronto, ON

The Schizophrenia Society of Ontario's Ask The Expert Helpline (ATE) is a free support line providing support through telephone, online and in-person. The project aims to expand their services by implementing an outreach campaign to rural communities and the north. The outreach campaign would target larger segments of the population including diverse ethno-cultural and social groups.

Community fund Ontario 2013

Adventure Place - Toronto, ON

Dina Dinosaur Child Treatment Program is an evidence based treatment approach for young children who are experiencing social-emotional and/or behavioural mental health difficulties. The program will use a Social Skills and Problem Solving curriculum which strengthens children's social, emotional and academic competencies such as understanding and communicating feelings, using effective problem solving strategies, managing anger, practicing friendship and conversational skills.

Community fund Ontario 2013