The HWCDSB is a proud supporter of Bell Let’s Talk, a national awareness campaign dedicated to the promotion and support of mental health across Canada. Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness, acceptance and action with a strategy built on anti-stigma, care and access, research, and workplace leadership.
Bell Let's Talk Day takes place on Wednesday January 25, 2023. While the goal is to keep the conversation about mental health going all year long, January 25th marks the start of the campaign.
“As a Catholic school community and in support of the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, we are committed to fostering safe and inclusive learning environments, which includes addressing mental health and wellness,” says Mental Health Lead, Michelle Hayes.
“Bell Let’s Talk Day is a time to acknowledge that many students are struggling with challenging emotions in response to the realities of the pandemic and other events and impacts. It also provides another opportunity for our youth to hear messages that validate their varied and unique experiences and to be shown caring support.”
Staff, students, and parents are encouraged to join the conversation through starting a conversation about mental health. See the Bell Let’s Talk Tookit
for stickers, posters and activities to share with your family, friends and colleagues.
Catholic mental health resources are available at:
• The Sanctuary Course for Catholics
• Diocese of Hamilton
Let’s get the conversation started!