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Bell Let’s Talk 2023 at Northern Lakes College

Join us in celebrating the 13th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day to promote awareness and conversations surrounding mental health and wellness. Together, we can keep listening, talking and being there for ourselves and each other. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 25, Bell will commit $10 million to mental health initiatives in Canada. To learn more, visit letstalk.bell.ca.



How NLC is Taking Part:

Jack.org - Pre-Recorded Jack Talk (Online) 
View the pre-recorded Jack Talk that explores what mental health is, how to be there for yourself, how to be there for others, how to find community support and local resources, and how to get involved in youth mental health advocacy. 

Click here to access link »
The password is: Northern123

*Complete the survey at the start and end of the Jack Talk to be entered into a raffle for a 1 in 25 chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice.* 

Talk Bubble Campaign
We invite you to raise awareness about mental health by sharing your thoughts on what mental health means to you by filling out the Talk Bubble below and emailing it to studentwellness@northernlakescollege.ca

We will compile all your messages to be shared.
Download Talk Bubble PDF »

Connectivitea Session
All NLC students are invited to join the 60-minute virtual drop-in session. Connect virtually with other students.

Topic: Time Management
When: Wednesday, January 25th
Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Access the Session »

START Suicide Prevention Training
Learn how to recognize the signs of suicide and develop the skills to connect someone to help and support. Sign up to access 90-minute online training.
Sign up here »

Other Activities
Access the Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit to access resources to help you to engage in better conversations surrounding the mental health of yourselves and others. Please feel free to download and use these with friends, family, colleagues, and more. 
Access the Toolkit »

Student Wellness Kits
Sign up for a free Student Wellness Kit. We have included items to support your well-being as well as information on resources that we hope you will find helpful on your journey as a student.​
Click here to sign up »

Other Jack.org Resources
The Be There Certificate is a free, self-paced learning experience designed to increase mental health literacy and provide you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to safely support anyone who may be struggling with their mental health. It provides a deep understanding of Be There’s 5 Golden Rules — a simple but actionable framework on how to recognize when someone might be struggling with their mental health, your role in supporting that person, and how to connect them to the help they deserve.
Learn More »

If you are interested in becoming a Jack Talks speaker and delivering these types of mental health presentations to youth and young adults across Canada please visit : jack.org/Talks/Become-a-Speaker

Please note that NLC Counsellors are available from 8:15am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday


NLC Counselling Resources

We know that these are difficult times but remember you are not alone. If you would like to talk to one of our college counsellors you can request an appointment here.

SELF REFERRAL FORM

After-Hours Assistance (Evenings, Weekends, and Stat Holidays)

If you require support afterhours, please see emergency contact information below:

Please call 9-1-1 if you, or someone you know, is at immediate risk of harm or personal injury.

  • AASAS (Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services) available by calling or texting 1-866-403-8000 or online at AASAS.ca
  • Addiction Help Line 1-866-332-2322
  • Alberta Mental Health Help Line (24/7) 1-877-303-2642
  • Alberta Works Emergency Income Support Line (24/7) 1-866-644-5136
    (Emergency help with basic needs: food, shelter, transportation, etc.)
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Hotline 1-855-242-3310
    (Services in Cree, Ojibway & Inuktut available)
  • Trans Lifeline 1-877-330-6366