HALIFAX, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - February 12th is Bell Let's Talk Day, a national campaign to raise awareness, reduce stigma and get people talking about mental health. Seamus O'Regan CTV personality will be in Halifax on this day to help break a Guinness World Records® title for the most people texting a message simultaneously. Seven hundred employees, students and mental health partners will join us at the Metro Centre to break the record.
The Bell Let's Talk team is also partnering with Kids Help Phone to host an interactive mental health session with Seamus O'Regan and Kids Help Phone professional counsellor at Gorsebrook Junior High.
|When:||February 12, 2013|
|Kids Help Phone School Assembly|
||9:30 - 10:30 a.m.|
|Where:||Gorsebrook Junior High 5966 South Street,|
|Who:|| Lucas Allard, Clinical Outreach Manager, Kids Help Phone,
Seamus O'Regan, national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk Day
|Bell Let's Talk Day Guinness World Records® title event|
|When:||Noon - 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)|
|Where:||Halifax Metro Centre, Brunswick St. Entrances|
|Who:|| Seamus O'Regan, national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk Day,
Halifax Mayor Mike Savage,
Dr. Alexa Bagnell, Associate Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, IWK Health Centre,
Jessica Bower, Bell Aliant employee with lived experience
Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12
For every text message or long distance call made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers and every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and every Facebook share of our Bell Let's Talk message on February 12, Bell will donate another 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long distance and text charges apply). Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day raised $3,926,014.20 in additional funding for mental health initiatives across the country.
About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise in providing vital, innovative, and professional counselling services to children and youth. Since 1989 we have offered children, teens and young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support, through our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our professional counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing one-on-one counselling, information and resources online and by phone. Our internationally recognized, award-winning websites are considered a model of child-focused interactive design, and offer online counseling forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity, Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on community and corporate support to keep our essential service available. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French.
*Source: represents the age group Kids Help Phone serves (from 5 to 20) according to Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.
About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.
SOURCE: BELL ALIANT INC.
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