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

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

Kerby Assembly - Calgary, AB

The Kerby Assembly will provide Mental Health First Aid to front line workers at the Centre which offers a variety of services for seniors in the community.

Community fund Prairies 2012

Red Deer Family Services Bureau - Red Deer, AB

The Red Deer Family Services Bureau will raise awareness of post partum depression among mothers, families and healthcare providers and make much needed resources readily available.

Community fund Prairies 2012

SupportWorks Incorporated - Calgary, AB

SupportWorks will expand its peer-led support groups for adults in Calgary living with depression, bipolar, anxiety and/or PTSD.

Community fund Prairies 2012

BodyWhys Youth Canada - AB, MB, SK and BC

BodyWhys is focused on providing education and awareness to youth on eating disorders and self harm. Lead by world record holder Meaghan Buisson, who has battled an eating disorder herself, the project will provide national online resources including 30 new interactive workshops. Workshops will be provided in a 60:40 rural/urban split. An estimated 7,500 Canadians will be impacted.

Community fund Prairies 2011

Calgary Counselling Centre - Calgary, AB

The Calgary Counselling Centre is moving towards becoming THE organization of choice for Calgarians facing depression. This funding is part of the larger overall Centre funding and will be used to support provision of services as well as research.

Community fund Prairies 2011