Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Bell Let’s Talk 2013

It is back again, Bell Let's Talk is today.

If you are a Bell customer (which I am):
For every text message sent or long distance call made Bell will donate 5¢ more to help fund mental health initiatives across Canada.

With social media, anyone can help out:
For every Tweet using #BellLetsTalk4 and every Facebook share of the Bell Let's Talk image Bell will donate 5¢.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

[conversation recently I had with a stranger in the grocery store after discussing my cute baby and me being at Mat leave]
Stranger: so what do you do?
Me: I am a social worker
Stranger: so you work with kids!
Me: No, I work with women struggling with domestic violence and mental health
Stranger: Oh yea, I saw a commercial for that.

Although I despise Bell's customer service tactics, I am very impressed by their initiative to put mental health in the public limelight. Mental health awareness/fundraising is a challenging area for companies & NGOs to tackle because it's so misunderstood and not nearly as visible. The easier go-to charities and "for-a-good-causes" often include kids, animals or both. It's awesome to see a company (even with a PR agenda)to be bold, open and willing to talk about a huge, often invisible, issue.
It's almost enough to make me want to return to Bell... almost.
Love, T