The second annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is coming up on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Recognizing that simply talking makes a significant impact in breaking down the stigma attached to mental health, the campaign encourages people to “start the conversation” about mental health with friends, family and co-workers. For every text message and long distance call made by Bell customers that day, Bell will contribute 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health.
Bell Let’s Talk spokesperson and six-time Olympian Clara Hughes kicked-off the national multi-media campaign on Monday, January 16, 2012. Joining Clara as spokespeople for Bell Let’s Talk Day and to help grow the dialogue on mental health this year in Quebec are composer and performer Stefie Shock and actor-comedian Michel Mpambara.
Last year, more than 66 million texts and calls were made on Bell Let’s Talk Day resulting in $3.3 million dollars donated to mental health initiatives across the country. I think this is a strong indication that Canadians care about mental health and want to be part of the national conversation. With your help, we hope to take this conversation to a whole new level.
How you can help support Bell Let’s Talk Day:
1. Upload the Bell Let’s Talk Day logo to your website – please find it attached to this post
2. Use your organization’s social media to promote Bell Let’s Talk Day:
· Facebook – Starting February 1, you can share a smile with a friend at http://www.facebook.com/BellCanada
· Twitter – Follow us at @Bell_LetsTalk and retweet on Bell Let’s Talk Day on February 8. For each “retweet” made, Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives across Canada
3. Bell customers can text or make long distance calls on Bell Let’s Talk Day – for every text message, long distance call and retweet made by Bell customers that day, Bell will contribute 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health.
4. Check out resources available on http://www.bell.ca/letstalk
We hope Bell Let’s Talk Day gives your organization new opportunities to share your stories about your programs and services and to increase the volume and frequency of conversation about mental health in communities across the country.