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 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.

867,449,649

Total number of interactions

+$7

million

in Community Fund grants

414

Community Fund grants

$2.54 million in grants

Children & Youth

$646K in grants

Indigenous communities

$1.25 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

University of Alberta - Edmonton, AB

With a vision to create an online hub for student mental health, the University will use Bell Let’s Talk funding to help transform its current network of mental health and student service websites into an outstanding interactive resource base that will provide better service and foster a more supportive campus community. The hub – designed with student input to ensure its relevance – will feature self-help resources, toolkits and information about mental health and wellness, platforms for de-stigmatization and other campaigns.

Community fund Prairies 2014

Community Transcultural Support Services (CTSS) - Calgary, AB

Delivering translated mental health information and resources in various languages to improve mental health care access in ethno cultural communities.

Community fund Prairies 2013

Crisis Support Centre, a program of The Support Network - Edmonton, AB

Increase volunteer training to expand capacity of frontline services.

Community fund Prairies 2013

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre - Grande Prairie, AB

The Community Helpers Program will build a bridge between the informal and formal support received by youth and to provide awareness of existing programs and services in the community.

Community fund Prairies 2013

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

Canadian Mental Health Association - MB (Province-wide)

The Kaleidoscope-Wellness Through Creative Expression project produces a magazine that is distributed across Manitoba in 8 regions helping raise provincial awareness and reduce stigma of mental illness. The magazine creates an adaptive way for mental health consumers to express themselves through art aiding in the healing process and recovery.

Community fund Prairies 2012

Heartland Youth Centre - Stettler, AB

This grant will support their 'Talk it Out, Work it Out' - youth led program for 13-18 years olds that will increase awareness around open discussion of mental health issues they face.

Community fund Prairies 2012