Mental health is everyone's business. Every winter, Bell organizes a day to support initiatives in the field. On January 31, for each social media post tagged with #BellCause or for each viewing of their video or use of their filter, Bell will donate 0.05$ to the Community Fund.
Thanks to this day, donations of 5,000$ to 25,000$ will be awarded in 2018. If you have a project related to mental health for the 2018-2019 school year and you would like to benefit from a financial thumb, it is possible to submit your application by March 31, 2018. Please read the eligibility conditions before proceeding.
How to get involved while raising awareness among students?
On the Bell Let's Talk Day website, an educational kit is made available to teachers. This is a great opportunity to educate our young people about mental health and the consequences of mental illness and the stigma attached to this condition from which no one is immune.
Mental health educational resources
There are various resources related to the topic of mental health that can be used by teachers:
- The section Advice and prevention the government health website;
- Our Éducavie website which presents tools to promote the health and well-being of young people;
- The site Quebec Mental Health Movement present Mine and Carousel, a competition that invites young people to discover tips to feel good. The prize for teachers to win is access to one of the two training courses (as well as a kit) offered by UQAM-CRISE: Zippy's friends or Passport: Equipment for life. Note that the site of Passport: Equipment for life has a section Resources which is divided according to the different themes addressed in their program;
- The site of Mental Health Quebec - Chaudière-Appalaches hosts animations for different school levels. You can read the comments on this resource on Carrefour education;
- The Ontario government has created a guide for educators as a support for promoting student mental health and well-being.
To those who want to join the discussion, do not hesitate and raise awareness among our young people so that they take care of themselves and others during darker moments of their lives.