Brescia joins the conversation during Bell Let’s Talk Day

Media Advisory
January 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, ON – As part of the University’s annual events, Brescia University College will take part in a national conversation about mental health and wellness through an on-campus Bell Let’s Talk Day interactive event. Occurring Wednesday, January 29th, Bell Let’s Talk at Brescia will include information booths, activities, complimentary food and give-aways for students, faculty and staff.

Brescia’s Wellness Peers, a team of student “mental health champions” are coordinating the Bell Let’s Talk event. The Wellness Peers have also been instrumental in the creation of the recently launched Peer Support Space, generously supported by The Gerald C. Baines Foundation.

The Bell Let’s Talk event at Brescia is designed to encourage open discussion about mental health and wellness in an effort to reduce the stigma of mental health concerns on campus. Brescia’s event will feature hands-on resources, wellness activities, an on-site photo booth and give-aways of the iconic Bell Let’s Talk toques.

Since its inception in September 2010, the Bell Let’s Talk campaign has worked towards ending the stigma around mental illness. On Wednesday, January 29th, Bell will contribute 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every text, mobile and long distance call made on the Bell network, tweet using #BellLetsTalk, social media video view or use of the Facebook frame or Snapchat filters.

Media and members of the Brescia community are invited to attend Bell Let’s Talk at Brescia, taking place in Brescia’s St. James Auditorium on Wednesday, January 29th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For additional information, please visit: http://brescia.uwo.ca/life/mental-health-wellness/resources/bell-lets-talk-day/

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Interview & Photo Opportunities
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Auditorium, St. James Building
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact:

Rhea Johnson, Director, Communications, Marketing & External Relations at 519-432-8353, ext. 28293 or at rhea.johnson@uwo.ca.

Brescia University College, Canada’s women’s university college, is affiliated with Western University. The 1,600 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in the Schools of Behavioural & Social Sciences, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Humanities and Leadership & Social Change in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic University College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more current and archived news, a listing of faculty experts, and photos please visit our Online Media Room, at http://media.bresciauc.ca/.