When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts.
Bell Let’s Talk Day is Thursday, January 28 and the York Catholic District School Board is joining in to help drive progress in mental health.
COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 38% of Canadians say their mental health has declined due to COVID-19, and people already struggling with their mental health were twice as likely to say their mental health has declined due to the pandemic.
Remote learning, teaching and working is challenging. Staying connected with friends, colleagues, family and community members, investing in access to care, and even just taking care of our own mental health, are ways that we can all contribute to healthier schools, workplaces and communities.
The York Catholic District School Board’s Mental Health Team has shared specific #BellLetsTalk resources with schools via system memo last week so students and staff can join the conversation. There is also information about mental health and well-being on our Board website, including newsletters by our Psychology Department. Follow @YCDSB_MH on Twitter to learn more.
This year’s #BellLetsTalk Day campaign shines a light on the actions that we can all take, because now more than ever, mental health matters.
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, phone call, Tweet, YouTube view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, and other applicable social media post.
You can also download the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit to begin your own conversation about mental health at home, school or in the workplace.
Please join us this Bell Let’s Talk Day by showing your support for all those who live with mental illness and those taking action to help them.