Bell Let's Talk Day

Although things may look and feel different this year, mental health matters now more than ever. King’s recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has left many struggling with isolation, fear and uncertainty. We are committed to supporting students, faculty and staff today and beyond. 

Throughout the day of January 28th, King’s will be running a social media campaign promoting and drawing attention to the multitude of mental health and wellness resources that are available to students, staff, and faculty. The campaign will also be generating engagement and facilitating connections among members of the King’s community by asking them to join the conversation, take part in a virtual photo booth, and help end the stigma about mental illness.

  • Students, staff, and faculty will receive email care packages containing helpful videos, activities and information about the specific mental health and wellness resources that are available to them as members of the King’s community. 
     
  • A virtual photo booth will go live at 10 a.m., enabling the King’s community to take pictures, wear a digital Bell Let’s Talk Day toque, and share messages about how they are taking care of themselves. Students, staff, and faculty are also encouraged to share their photos on social media using the hashtags #BellLetsTalk, #KingCares, #WellnessatKings and #IGoToKings, and #CarryOnKings. 
     
  • In collaboration with Jack.org, we would love to see how you are practicing self-care at home. Post a photo and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok (@kingsatwestern). Jack.org is offering a chance to win a $25 Starbucks e-card. jack.org would like to hear how you take care of your mental health! Send a picture of yourself practicing self-care, a picture of your pet, or a blurb telling us how you practice self-care. Explain why self-care, mental health, and Bell Let’s Talk is important to you. Submissions can be kept anonymous if indicated. Please send them by email at jack.orgkings@kucsc.com, Instagram (@jackorgkings), or Facebook (Jack.Org King’s). Each submission will enter you in a draw to win one of three $25 Starbucks e-cards. Multiple submissions are accepted. 
  • On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell will make a donation to mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, and social media video view. Join the conversation on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok and LinkedIn.

Mental health and wellness involves finding a balance in all aspects of life, including physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. King's is committed to supporting all students, staff, and faculty in reaching their highest potential, and that includes providing a multitude of wellness resources available on campus.

Go to the toolkit page and download the Bell Let's Talk logos.