Bell Let's Talk Day and UWinnipeg

Bell Canada Let's Talk Day

This annual event is now over for 2021. 

 

Did you know one in five Canadians experiences a mental health problem or illness? At The University of Winnipeg, the mental health wellness of our students, faculty, and staff is extremely important to us.

Learn more about the counselling and health services offered here at UWinnipeg on this Student Wellness website and the Human Resources-Wellness website.


How UWinnipeg is taking part

As part of Bell Let’s Talk Day, join us for a week of wellness-related activities leading up to Thursday, January 27, 2021. The Bell Let’s Talk initiative aims to reduce the stigma around mental illness by starting conversations so people can seek the help they need and create positive change.


Talk Bubble Campaign

Leading up to Bell Let’s Talk Day, we encourage students, faculty, and staff to write down your thoughts about mental health and what it means to you on Bell’s downloadable talk bubbles.

If printing:

  • Download the talk bubble 
  • Print the talk bubble PDF
  • Fill in the talk bubble and share what you’re doing to create positive change
  • Share your bubble with us virtually by sending a DM or by tagging @uwinnipeg on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook on your photo or by emailing communications@uwinnipeg.ca
  • Use the #BellLetsTalk and #UWinnipegThrives hashtag

If using digitally:

  • Save or download the talk bubble to your computer or phone
  • Use your favourite free editing software or upload the image to your social media account to fill in the talk bubble and share what you are doing to join in to help create positive change.
  • Share your bubble with us virtually by sending a DM or by tagging @uwinnipeg on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook on your photo or by emailing communications@uwinnipeg.ca
  • Use the #BellLetsTalk and #UWinnipegThrives hashtag
  • We’ll be sharing submissions on our social media platforms throughout the day!

"Finding Freedom from your Inner Critic" Webinar

Are you dealing with inner criticism and struggling to be free of it? If so, this webinar, hosted by the University’s Counselling Services department, may be for you.

The “inner critic” is also known as the “inner judge” or “negative self-talk.” It is an inner voice which is demeaning, judging and critical and can produce feelings of doubt, depression, low self-esteem, and shame.  This webinar will explore what the “inner critic” is, where it comes from, and various how-to strategies in dismantling and being free of it. The freedom to be is the freedom to be who we are without inner judgment.

This webinar is now over.  Visit Student Wellness website or the Human Resources-Wellness website for upcoming wellness-related events at the University. 

 

 



More Wellness-Related Activities:

 
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Daily Trivia
Contests

Take part by
answering daily trivia questions for a chance to win prizes! The contest is now closed.

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Join in
the Conversation

We want to hear
from you about how
you've been taking care of your mental health.

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Free Virtual Yoga
with UWSA

Join in a lunchtime
yoga session on Zoom Open to all ages and skill levels. This event is now over.

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Follow @UWinnipeg
on Instagram

We will be sharing
your submissions, along with fun resources
throughout the week.

 


Every action counts

Now, more than ever, every action counts. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will contribute 5¢ towards mental health initiatives in Canada for every applicable text, call, tweet, or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view, and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter.

This annual event is now over 2021. 

 Bell donates 5¢ for:

  • Each time you tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk or watch our official video.
  • Each time you use the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or watch our official video, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.
  • Each time you watch our official video on Instagram, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.
  • Each time you use the Bell Let’s Talk Snapchat filter or watch our official video, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.
  • Each time you watch our official video on YouTube, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives.
  • Each time you upload a video on TikTok using #BellLetsTalk or watch our official video
  • Each time you watch our official video on Pinterest
  • For every text message sent by a Bell wireless customer *
  • For every call made by Bell, Bell MTS or Bell Aliant wireless and home phone customers*

 

*Regular service charges apply.

 

In 2020, Bell Let’s Talk Day had a 6.2% increase from 2019 in communications, including talk, text, and engagement on social with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. In total, Bell’s funding commitment was $7,719,371.25 last year for a total of $108,415,135 since the first Bell Let’s Talk Day in 2011.

 

Learn more about Bell Let’s Talk Day