Bell Let’s Talk was launched in September 2010 as a 5-year initiative with a $50 million initial donation from Bell and a commitment to grow its funding based on engagement on Bell Let’s Talk Day, when Canadians are encouraged to talk, text and interact on social media to help end the stigma of mental illness and create positive change for mental health in Canada.
With Bell donating 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each interaction on the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day since 2011, Bell’s total donation to Canadian mental health programs now stands at$121,373,806.75.
Focused on 4 key action pillars – Anti-stigma, Care and Access, Research and Workplace Leadership – Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,100 organizations providing mental health supports and services throughout Canada, including hospitals, universities, local community service providers and other care and research organizations.
In March 2020, Bell announced the extension of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative for a further 5 years and an increase in Bell’s total funding commitment for Canadian mental health to at least $155 million.
To learn more about Bell Let’s Talk, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.