January 25 is Bell Let’s Talk Day
Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba – Bell Let’s Talk is a campaign started by Bell Canada in 2010 to start a nation-wide conversation about mental health with the goal of de-stigmatizing mental illness and raising funds for mental health initiatives.
On January 25, every time you talk, text and join in on social media, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives.
Last year, Canadians raised $ 6,295,764.75 on Bell Let’s Talk Day.
Ways to help
Bell has created a toolkit that includes a conversation guide, helpful tips for the workplace as well as shareable images for you to use to show your support.
Starting today and leading to January 25, the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba will be supporting the Bell Let’s Talk initiative using the official hashtags #BellLetsTalk and #jointheconversation to promote mental wellness and help to end the stigma around mental illness.
You can join the conversation in the following ways:
- Following Bell Let’s Talk on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- Use the hashtag #BellLetsTalk every time you tweet, re-tweet or post a comment
- Sharing what mental health means to you on the speech bubble and sharing the image on your preferred social media
- Upload the official graphics to your Facebook and Twitter cover images to spread the word
- Print copies of the Bell Let’s Talk poster and display them in the workplace or community boards
- Follow @cscmanitoba on Twitter and share related tweets all throughout the week
CSCM is proud that our Manitoban Olympian, Clara Hughes, has taken the lead in opening the conversation to raise awareness for mental health. Clara has been the national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk since its beginning in 2010.
Part of her journey includes undertaking “Clara’s Big Ride, through which she completed a 110-day national bicycle tour through every province and territory in Canada. As part of the journey, she covered more than 11,000 kilometres, visited 105 communities and did over 235 events raising awareness for mental health. She is also the author of the bestselling, acclaimed memoir, Open Heart, Open Mind.” You can read more about Clara Hughes and Bell Let’s Talk spokespeople here.
Don’t forget to join the conversation and spread the word
Every time you talk, text and join in on social media on January 25, Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives. See the results.
For more information visit: http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/
SPORTS & ARTS PROGRAM
Sports & Arts Program applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are available.
The Sports & Arts (S&A) program offers students the flexibility and support they need to achieve their athletic and academic goals. The program is offered through Vincent Massey Collegiate and provides flexible timetables, individualized programs, performance contracts, teacher advisor programs, French immersion, an advanced placement program and honours courses.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba (CSCM) was created as one of the many legacies of the 1999 Pan American Games held in Winnipeg. Today, CSCM is the hub for high-performance sport in Manitoba. A proud member of the Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, CSCM works to provide a world-class, multi-sport daily training environment for athletes and coaches through integrated services and programs in the fields of physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, psychology and support services.
For more information, contact:
General Manager, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba
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