Wednesday, January 29, is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Started in 2010 by Bell Canada, Let’s Talk is currently the largest corporate initiative around mental health in Canada. Focusing on ending the stigma surrounding mental health, Bell encourages people to speak up about their experiences and reach out to others creating a world-wide conversation. “The more we talk, the faster we move Canadian mental health forward.”
- Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk
In addition to creating conversation, Bell also donates 5 cents to Canadian Mental Health programs for every call and text made on their network, every tweet and retweet using #BellLetsTalk, as well as multiple other social media initiatives spanning Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube. To date, these contributions have reached over $100 million. For more information, be sure to check out the Bell Let’s Talk website
Dillon supports this important dialogue about Mental Health, and encourages anyone who needs assistance or even just someone to talk to, to reach out to friends, family members, or one of the many mental health programs offered in Canada. “In the professional services business our minds are the equivalent of the tools of a craftsperson, we must respect and allow for proper maintenance and care of this precious tool with good mental health. We must make it safe to talk about mental health, it is a critical part of this care and maintenance. We must support each other, free of assumptions or judgement. Let's Talk.”
- Sean Hanlon, President, Dillon Consulting
Dillon employees from across the country came together to share messages on Mental Health. Head to our Instagram page
to see the messages from all the offices.