Pictured here (seated l-r): Sandy McDonald, Regional Director of Community Affairs for Bell, Dr. Rob Malone, Brockville General Hospital, Chief of Staff. (Standing l-r): Ruth Lockett, Past Chair, Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Board, Jason Jardine, Recreation Therapist, 3rd Floor Mental Health Inpatient Unit, Brockville General Hospital and Linda Hunter, Vice President of Clinical Services, Brockville General Hospital. – Submitted Photo
Brockville – The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund grant totaling $5,000 to support a music therapist for Brockville General Hospital’s mental health patients.
“Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Services is thrilled to have received a grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund for a pilot project in our Inpatient Unit,” said Dr. Rob Malone, Brockville General Hospital’s Chief of Staff. “We piloted a Music Therapy program that was very well received by our patients. Music therapy is recognized for its therapeutic value. We greatly appreciated this opportunity. Thank you Bell Let’s Talk!”
Jason Jardine, Recreation Therapist for Brockville General Hospital’s 3rd Floor Inpatient Unit, shared “The Bell Let’s Talk funding is a great opportunity for me, as the Recreation Therapist, to add meaningful therapy to our unit that adds zero cost to the hospital. This Music Therapy program adds to the therapeutic interventions resources offered on our unit that help give our patients tools that they can take with them when they are discharged. These tools better equip our clients to manage stress, anxiety, and their mental health concerns.”
The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation would also like to extend a huge thank you to Jason Jardine who prepared all of the necessary information for the grant application.
“Bell Let’s Talk is very proud to support the Music Therapy program at Brockville General Hospital,” said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let’s Talk. “Brockville General Hospital’s Mental Health Services is one of 70 initiatives supported by the 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund providing mental health services in communities around the country that help Canadians living with mental health issues.”
Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31
Bell will donate 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for each of these interactions on January 31, at no extra cost to participants:
· Text and talk: Every text message, mobile and long distance call made by Bell customers
· Twitter: Every tweet using #BellLetsTalk and Bell Let’s Talk Day video view
· Facebook: Every view of the Bell Let’s Talk Day video at Facebook.com/BellLetsTalk and use of the Bell Let’s Talk frame
· Instagram: Every Bell Let’s Talk Day video view
· Snapchat: Every use of the Bell Let’s Talk geofilter and video view
The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk Day, and provides significant Bell funding of community care and access, research and workplace initiatives. To learn more about the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, and to download the Bell Let’s Talk toolkit to help get the conversation started, please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation…providing growth for the future.
The Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) is the fundraising arm of the Brockville General Hospital. The BDHF works to support the hospital with funding for equipment needs and for services not funded by Ministry programs. Community donations play a vital role in purchasing needed equipment for Brockville General Hospital.