Bell Let’s Talk Mental Health Initiative Extended to 2025
Bell has announced its Let’s Talk mental health initiative has been extended to 2025, while also announcing its total funding commitment target is now set at $150 million.
Launched in 2010, Bell says its Let’s Talk program focuses on four key action pillars: Anti-stigma, Care and Access, Research and Workplace Leadership. Since its debut a decade ago, Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with over 1,000 organizations across the country.
Today’s announcement also sees a $10 million national partnership with Montréal’s Graham Boeckh Foundation to support youth mental health, starting off with a $1 million donation to Aire ouverte youth services.
“I salute Bell for this decision to extend its financial support for Bell Let’s Talk for another 5 years and its partnership with the Graham Boeckh Foundation, which helps young people,” said Québec Premier François Legault, in a statement.
Bell Let’s Talk Day for 2020 took place on January 29 and saw $7.7 million in funds raised, through Bell’s donation of 5 cents per message and other social interactions. Bell says its total fundraising commitment raised so far has been $108 million, while the 2025 target is to hit $150 million in total.