Bell Let’s Talk Day – January 26

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.

This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign highlights the ways that we can support ourselves and those we care about through actions like listening, being there and talking. Every Canadian can play a part in their communities, workplaces, schools and at home. 

I have included the link below for the Bell Let’s Talk Day resources ( ). Some of the included resources are:

  • Self-care activity
  • Conversation Guides
  • Kindness box
  • Announcements 
  • Engagement Ideas

5 simple ways to end stigma:

  • Language matters: Pay attention to the words you use about mental health and illness
  • Educate yourself: Learn about and talk more about the signs of mental illness
  • Be kind: Small acts of kindness make a big difference
  • Listen and ask: Sometimes, it’s best to just listen
  • Talk about it: Start a dialogue and break the silence

The past couple years have not been easy for anyone. Here are some links for resources for you or someone you know who may be struggling ( I have also included a document to sign up for a free year’s access to Headspace if you have not already done so. Should you need any further information or support please do not hesitate to reach out.