/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Interview + Photo Opp - Bell Let's Talk Day: Seamus O'Regan and Kids Help Phone Talk Mental

/R E P E A T -- 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. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - 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 Records® 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,
         Halifax Mayor Mike Savage,
         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 FibreOP™ 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.





Please contact: Katherine VanBuskirk Bell Aliant Phone: (902) 237-0198 
Katherine.Vanbuskirk@bellaliant.ca

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