/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
SOURCE: BELL ALIANT INC.
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