Big boost for Foundry

Let's Talk Day got a big boost with a $17,000 donation to Foundry Kelowna’s youth mental health program.

The Kelowna General Hospital Foundation received the $17,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund.

The integrated care clinic, which opened in August 2017, has become a vital support for youth and families struggling with mental health and substance issues.

The gift will fund Foundry Kelowna’s new Youth Navigator service, covering acquisition and training costs, and delivery of early, co-ordinated intervention. As the first point of connection to the 25 different programs and services available at Foundry Kelowna, the Youth Navigators are fundamental to the integrated care model.

As an integrated youth and family centre, Foundry Kelowna represents a paradigm shift in the delivery of mental health/substance use services. The centre is the first of its kind in the B.C. Interior – a place young people 12 to 24, and their families, can walk in and find the help they need, when they need it.

Bell provided 70 grants to support programs providing mental health services in communities across the country.

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. The company will donate five cents to mental health programs for:

  • Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell customers
  • Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day Facebook video and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
  • Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view on Instagram
  • Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk filter and video view on Snapchat

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