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% of Canadians now say they are comfortable speaking with others about mental health, compared to only 42% in 2012. By joining in and taking action, we are all helping to make a real difference.
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 January 26, our YMCA is educating children in our Child Care programs about mental health and why it’s important to talk about it. We’re supporting our community through Employment, Housing and Settlement services because belonging to your community, supporting yourself and your family through meaningful work, and having a place to call home are essential to a person’s mental health. We are excited to reopen our Health, Fitness & Aquatics facility soon so our members and visitors can improve their physical and mental well-being through exercise and socialization.
We’re a charity dedicated to building healthy communities by providing opportunities for all people to achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body. That’s why today, Bell Let’s Talk Day, is important for our Y — it’s important for you and your neighbours to reflect on your health, both physically and mentally.
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, Pinterest, 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.
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.