Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Supports Mental Health Services with $20,000 Grant
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Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Supports Mental Health Services with $20,000 Grant

This grant will build skills and capacity of nurses in mental health services

Belleville General Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of $20,000 from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to deliver motivational interviewing training for mental health services nurses. Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, patient-centered counselling method that enhances a patient’s motivation to change and empowers them to take responsibility for their own recovery. This announcement also comes on the same day Canada launches a new, nationwide 9-8-8 suicide crisis helpline. Quinte Health is a proud partner in delivering the national 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline

This CTV News article explains more about the new crisis helpline.

“Bell is a longtime supporter of Belleville General Hospital Foundation, and we’re thrilled to take this next step and deepen our partnership with a grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund,” said Steve Cook, Executive Director, BGH Foundation. “Delivering this innovative training will have a direct impact on our ability to keep exceptional care close to home. Our collaboration with Bell exemplifies the power of partnership to address critical community needs.”

“Bell Let’s Talk is pleased to provide a $20,000 Community Fund grant to the Belleville General Hospital Foundation to support motivational interviewing training for mental health services nurses. The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund supports organizations that are working to create positive change to improve access to mental health care, supports and services for more Canadians in communities around the country,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk.

Belleville General Hospital provides a continuum of mental health care services from crisis intervention, acute inpatient admissions, day hospital community and outpatient support.

Dr. Colin MacPherson, Chief of Staff, Quinte Health expressed gratitude for the grant stating, “This grant not only underscores the significance of investing in our teams to have best-in-class education and training, but also reaffirms our collective commitment to providing the best care possible to our community. The dedication and compassion of our staff is inspiring, and ensuring access to continuous education is a great way for them to grow and learn as a team. We foster a culture of care and connection that transcends the boundaries of our hospital and reaches into the communities we serve. I extend my thanks to Bell for their support and to the BGHF for their outstanding stewardship in making this contribution a reality. We are creating healthier communities, together.”

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