Media Advisory - Interview + Photo Opp - Bell Let's Talk Day: Seamus O'Regan and Kids Help Phone Talk Mental Health and Help Break Guinness World Records® Title
HALIFAX, Feb. 7, 2013, 2013 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) --
February 12(th) is Bell Let's Talk Day, a national campaign to raise awareness, reduce
stigma and get people talking about mental health. Seamus O'Regan CTV
personality will be in Halifax on this day to help break a Guinness
World Records® title for the most people texting a message
simultaneously. Seven hundred employees, students and mental health
partners will join us at the Metro Centre to break the record.
The Bell Let's Talk team is also partnering with Kids Help Phone to host
an interactive mental health session with Seamus O'Regan and Kids Help
Phone professional counsellor at Gorsebrook Junior High.
When: February 12, 2013
Kids Help Phone School Assembly
When: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Where: Gorsebrook Junior High 5966 South Street,
Who: Lucas Allard, Clinical Outreach Manager, Kids Help Phone,
Seamus O'Regan, national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk Day
Bell Let's Talk Day Guinness World RecordsÂR title event
When: Noon - 1 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
Where: Halifax Metro Centre, Brunswick St. Entrances
Who: Seamus O'Regan, national spokesperson for Bell Let's Talk
Day, Dr. Alexa Bagnell, Associate Chief of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry, IWK Health Centre, Jessica Bower, Bell
Aliant employee with lived experience
Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12
For every text message or long distance call made by Bell and Bell
Aliant customers and every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and every Facebook
share of our Bell Let's Talk message on February 12, Bell will donate
another 5 cents to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long
distance and text charges apply). Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day
raised $3,926,014.20 in additional funding for mental health
initiatives across the country.
About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise
in providing vital, innovative, and professional counselling services
to children and youth. Since 1989 we have offered children, teens and
young adults in Canada a critical lifeline of hope and support, through
our free, anonymous and confidential service. Our professional
counsellors support the mental health and well-being of young people
ages five to 20, in urban, rural, and remote communities, by providing
one-on-one counselling, information and resources online and by phone.
Our internationally recognized, award-winning websites are considered a
model of child-focused interactive design, and offer online counseling
forums and engaging, therapeutic games, tools and information to
encourage resilience and self-care. A community-based national charity,
Kids Help Phone receives no core government funding and relies on
community and corporate support to keep our essential service
available. We're there for the 6.5 million young people in Canada, 24
hours a day, 365 days a year, in English and in French.
*Source: represents the age group Kids Help Phone serves (from 5 to 20)
according to Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population.
About Bell Aliant Bell Aliant (TSX: BA) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an
entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOPTM
services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six
Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and
technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and
value-added business solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the
highest quality customer service, choice and convenience.
SOURCE: BELL ALIANT INC.
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Katherine VanBuskirk Bell Aliant Phone: (902) 487-3040
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