Bell Let's Talk Day

Bell Let’s Talk Day 2014: On January 28, let’s talk about mental health and end the stigma around mental illness.

  • On January 28, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health for every text and long distance call by Bell and Bell Aliant customers, tweets using #BellLetsTalk, and Facebook shares of the Bell Let’s Talk image.
  • Join the conversation with national spokesperson Clara Hughes, Michel Mpambara, Stefie Shock and new Bell Let’s Talk team member Seamus O’Regan to help end the stigma
  • This year’s Bell Let’s Talk campaign highlights the impact of mental illness on our workplaces and economy
  • To learn more please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk

Bell launched the third annual Bell Let’s Talk campaign in support of Canadian mental health. National Bell Let’s Talk spokesperson Clara Hughes again leads the campaign to encourage all Canadians to join in the conversation about mental illness on BELL LET’S TALK DAY JANUARY 28 to help end the stigma.

“It’s been so wonderful to hear the voices of Canadians from coast to coast to coast join in the conversation about mental health with Bell Let’s Talk,” said Ms. Hughes, Canada’s six-time Olympic medalist. “Every day, 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental illness. Not because they’re lazy, not because they’re having fun, but because they’re sick and need help. Talking openly about mental illness lets people know that they shouldn’t be afraid to get the support they need – at home, at work, in their community. On January 28, let’s talk Canada!”

The Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative is a 5-year, $50-million charitable program based on 4 action pillars: anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace best practices. With Bell Let’s Talk Day as its anti-stigma centrepiece, Bell’s initiative is providing significant funding for leading mental health hospitals and grassroots organizations, driving new workplace initiatives across corporate Canada, and supporting new research.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 28 
“We’re making significant progress in the fight to end the stigma, but 2 out of 3 people with mental health issues still suffer in silence. The impact of mental illness on our economy is estimated to be at least $51 billion a year. With 1 in 5 Canadians suffering from a mental illness in their lifetimes, the impact on people’s lives is incalculable,” said George Cope, President and CEO of Bell Canada and BCE.

“On Bell Let’s Talk Day, we can let all those who continue to struggle with mental illness know they have our support.”

For every text message or long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers and every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and every Facebook share of our Bell Let’s Talk image on January 28, Bell will donate 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long distance and text charges apply). 

There are many ways to join in and support Bell Let’s Talk Day including:

  • Create a text chain: text 10 friends and have them text it to 10 friends, and so on
  • Join us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BellCanada
  • Follow us @Bell_LetsTalk and tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Use the online conversation toolkit at Bell.ca/LetsTalk to encourage others to support Bell Let’s Talk Day