Help us build a mental health tool for everyone.

Be There Our Challenge

Mental health and illness have become popular topics. People are being encouraged to speak up and ask for help. But friends, family and peers don't yet know how to be there when they do reach out. We need to educate ourselves.


Be There Our Solution

Enter Be There. An engaging web-based resource that illuminates how we can be there for our loved ones when they struggle with their mental health.

  • If a friend reaches out to you and wants to chat about their mental health and you aren't sure what to say: jack.org/BeThere.
  • If your family member is receiving treatment or on a waitlist and you want to support them: jack.org/BeThere.
  • Not sure what to say if you think a friend, colleague or peer may be suicidal? jack.org/BeThere.

Be There Our Ask

One way or another, we are building Be There. But to make an impact, we need to ensure people know about it. Our goal is to raise $100,000. It will mean improved education, empathy, and understanding of mental health on a revolutionary scale. This holiday season, we're asking for your generosity and support for our Be There crowdfunding campaign to ensure every young person in Canada knows Be There exists and where to find it.

With $100,000, we'll be able to reach 500,000 people with Be There. That means 500,000 people in Canada will be able to better support their friends, family and peers. That means 500,000 people will have a support system around them while they wait for care. That means 500,000 people will be able to have safe and effective conversations about mental health. That means a better, warmer Canada.

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Be There About jack.org

Jack.org is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health.

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Be There Our Achievements

Be There What's New

Some Be There updates!

Questions like:

  • How do I tell the difference between someone's regular changes in stress levels and changes that are signs of a bigger problem?
  • What if I talked to someone about their mental health struggles online, how do I bring it up in person?

Over the next 6 months, we'll engage the Jack.org network, and youth in Canada who are not familiar with Jack.org or mental health. This will help us make sure that every young person's needs are met and their preferences are considered.