Bell Let’s Talk Day is Wednesday, January 26 and we’re joining in to help drive meaningful progress in mental health.
COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. However, tools are available to support ourselves and each other.
Since 2010, Canadians and people around the globe have joined in the world’s largest conversation around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Together we have taken big steps to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and inspire one another to take action and help create a Canada where everyone can access the mental health support they need. In a recent survey conducted by Nielsen Consumer Insights, 82 per cent of Canadians now say they are comfortable speaking with others about mental health, compared to only 42 per cent in 2012. By joining in and taking action, we are all helping to make a real difference.
This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign highlights the ways that we can support ourselves and those we care about through actions like listening, being there and talking. Every Canadian can play a part in their communities, workplaces, schools and at home.
That’s why we’re joining in the 12th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day to help create positive change.
On 26 January, CFB Borden’s Health Promotion Team will be hosting a live discussion on mental health. We will be hosting several key stakeholders from the Base for an informative discussion that will focus on breaking down stigma, the importance of mental health and the support and resources that are available. For more information, stay tuned on our Facebook and Instagram pages at PSP Borden Health and Fitness or on our website at Bell Let’s Talk (cafconnection.ca).
Keep listening, talking and being there for ourselves and each other.
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, local or long distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, every Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat lens. All at no cost to participants beyond what they would normally pay their service provider for online or phone access.
You can also find resources, learn more about some of the organizations providing meaningful mental health supports and services throughout Canada and download the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit to begin your own conversation about mental health at home, school or in the workplace.
Please join us this Bell Let’s Talk Day by showing your support for all those who live with mental illness and those taking action to help them.
For more information, please contact your local Health Promotion Team at email@example.com.
If you require support or just want to talk to someone, please reach out to a resource that is available to you. Here is a short list:
- Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
- ConnexOntario: 1-866-531-2600
- For CAF members and public services employees, contact CFMAP/EAP: 1-800-268-7708
- For NPF Employees, contact your EFAP: 1-844-880-9137