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Bell Let’s Talk

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 26, 2022!

Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 26, 2022

Dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars: Fighting the stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research, and leading by example in workplace mental health.  Here at Laurentian, we are advocating for and promoting this campaign in our effort to raise awareness on mental health and fight the stigma!

This year, the Peer Wellness Mentors from the newly launched Peer Wellness Project (Stay tuned, more details to come!) are hosting the 12th annual Bell Let’s Talk day on January 26th, 2022 virtually.

Bell Let’s Talk Wellness Activities

Feel free to complete the wellness activity templates to encourage awareness and self-care. Download and share these wellness activity templates with your family and friends!

Practice mindfulness with the Bell Let’s Talk mandala.

Bell Let’s Talk has designed a mandala that you can print out and colour in. Many mental health professionals recommend colouring as an effective way to practice mindfulness. Mandala, meaning "sacred circle" in Sanskrit, is a circular art form often containing geometric and repeating designs.

Similar to meditation, it focuses your attention on the present moment and away from worries and stress. Share your creation on social media using #BellLetsTalk designs. 

When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. Join in to help create positive change. This activity allows you to start a conversation surrounding mental health.

How to start a conversation? Pick a circled number and open in alternate directions that amount of times. Then, pick a blue number and open alternately that amount of times. Finally, pick your final number, open the flap and start your conversation.

Self-care bingo

Practicing self-care means taking the time to participate in activities that bring you enjoyment or a sense of calm and peacefulness.

Activities can include things you do on a day-to-day basis or new activities. Self-care can promote positive mental health and well-being, keep us grounded and reduce the effects of stress in our lives.

This month, challenge yourself to complete as many self-care activities as you can. For each activity completed, fill in the talk bubble in that square.

Building a Kindness Box is a fun and easy way to give yourself or someone you care about a boost of positive energy. This origami box is also called Masu, which is Japanese for wooden box.

Masu boxes were originally used to measure portions of rice and come in all kinds of different sizes.