Bell Let's Talk Day at UPEI

Event Date:
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

UPEI is joining in the 12th annual Bell Let’s Talk initiative by assembling resources and partnering on a number of activities taking place all week.

Bell Let’s Talk—Virtual Photo Booth

Date: All Week Long 
Time: Anytime
Description: Bell Let’s Talk Virtual Photo Booth—A fun way for students, faculty and staff to create awareness by capturing selfies and sharing a personalized mental health message. Share how you take care of your mental health.

Bell Let’s Talk Day—Join the Conversation!

Date: Wednesday, January 26  
Time: All Day
Description: On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, local or long distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, every Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video, and every use of the Bell Let’s Talk Facebook frame or Snapchat lens.

Bell Let’s Talk—Thought Bubbles & Free Toque!

Date: Wednesday, January 26  
Time: 11 am–4 pm
Description: Share a message, a hashtag, or a resource to help contribute to the mental health conversation! Blank thought bubbles, markers and tape will be located throughout campus, and you are invited to add a message, and hang your bubble. There is no scheduled time, and you may drop by when you can. Please ensure to respect masking and distancing guidelines. Afterwards, pick up a free Bell Let’s Talk Blue Toque! 
Location: W.A. Murphy Student Centre Concourse, Robertson Library Breezeway, AVC Breezeway (Outside the AVC Cafeteria)

UPEISU Virtual Mental Health Check-In 
Hosted by UPEI Student Union Mental Health & Wellness Officer Annika Wiebe
Date: Wednesday, January 26 
Time: 12–1 pm
Description: Come join the UPEISU Mental Health and Wellness Officer for a mental health discussion and check in! If you want to chat about how you are doing, mental health in general, tips and tricks for others, or how UPEI can improve and support students, come join!
Access: Google Meet Link: Also check us out on Instagram

Campus Life Virtual Movie Night—Inside Out
Hosted by the UPEI Campus Life Lounge

Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 6 pm
Description: Come join UPEI's Campus Life Lounge (online) on  Wednesday, January 26! In the name of Bell Let's Talk, starting at 6 pm, we'll be watching and chatting about the movie Inside Out together. Everyone is welcome!! Come relax, hang out and meet other UPEI students in our virtual lounge by simply clicking this link Wednesday night!
Access: Google Meet Link:

Staff and Faculty Virtual Resources—Employee and Family Assistance program (EFAP)
Coordinated by UPEI Department of Human Resources

Time: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year
Description: EFAP offers a short-term, solution-focused approach to professional counselling to assist you in resolving your concerns and issues. EFAP provides counselling that best suits your needs and busy schedules, whether it is in person, by telephone, or online [E-Counselling], as well as immediate help with crises. In addition to professional counselling, employees and their eligible family members can access a wide range of programs that provide telephonic consultation with qualified advisors who can help answer questions and clarify concerns that affect us all. Services include Legal, Financial, Family, and Nutritional. 

Staff Mental Health Resources (myUPEI):

Faculty Mental Health Resources (myUPEI):

Saves for Mental Health
Watch this CTV interview about a fundraiser created by UPEI Women’s Hockey student-athlete Camille 'Schugs' Scherger with 100% of proceeds going to the PEI division of the Canadian Mental Health Association
Date: 2021–2022 UPEI Women’s Hockey season
Time: Anytime
Watch: Live interview with Schugs on CTV News Atlantic’s “Inside the AUS” segment on Monday, January 24:
Description: From Camille ‘Schugs’ Scherger: “I’m the goalie for the UPEI Women’s hockey team. I’m proud to announce a mental health initiative I am starting up called ‘Saves for Mental Health’. I'm super excited to have the Gray Group on board with this initiative and they will be donating $1 to the Canadian Mental Health Association for each save my goalie partners and I make during the 2021/22 season. 
The mental side of being a goalie has always been of interest to me, but when looking at the big picture, I realized when I’m away from the rink, out of the lights when nobody can see you, that’s when mental health really takes over. Mental health is so important to me and I have been lucky enough to have resources and great family and friends as a support system, and I want to help those who need and deserve support who are less fortunate than I have been. 
I hope this initiative can help raise money and more importantly keep up the conversation on why and how to take care of our mental health. 100% of all proceeds are going directly to the Canadian Mental Health Association and stays local in PEI. Thank you for supporting Saves for Mental Health!" Donate Now: