News and Updates
January 11, 2018

On January 31st, Let’s Talk

Use Bell Let’s Talk Day to support conversations about mental health with your students


According to the Bell Let’s Talk initiative, one in five Canadians will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lifetime, with approximately two-thirds of these individuals avoiding seeking help due to stigma. Since September 2010, the Bell Let’s Talk initiative has been dedicated towards moving mental health forward in Canada and reducing the stigma associated with mental health.


January 31st, 2018 is Bell Let’s Talk Day, where various social media will be used to spread awareness of mental health and raise funds to support mental health initiatives. Follow the Bell Let’s Talk initiative on Twitter here, Instagram here, and Facebook here. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will contribute 5¢ for every text and call on the Bell network; for every use of the #BellLetsTalk hashtag in posts on social media; for every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video on Facebook; and for every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Day geofilter on Snapchat.

In addition to raising funds, the Bell Let’s Talk initiative provides an opportunity to talk about mental health and its associated stigma with your students. Through a guided conversation, you can discuss and bring awareness to the importance of positive mental health. The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides supports, tools and curriculum guides to support school professionals in promoting positive mental health and is available here. The Positive Mental Health Toolkit from the Joint Consortium for School Health consists of 5 modules to promote positive mental health practices and perspectives within the school environment and is available here. To find other resources related to positive mental health, visit the Healthy Schools BC website here.

A toolkit and conversation guide and free downloadable resources from the Bell Let’s Talk website can be found here. The Bell Let’s Talk initiative has also suggested five simple ways to start a conversation to support ending the stigma around mental health, which can be accessed here.

You can find out more about Bell Let’s Talk Day here.