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Let’s Talk Mental Health: March 1

Norma Blinkhorn


Featured Speakers:

Paige Cox is from North Sydney, and is 26 years old. She is a graduate from Holland College and Cape Breton University, and is a certified dance teacher. She is currently working for Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre of Education and Northside Dance and serves on the board of directors for both Dance Nova Scotia and Cape Breton University Alumni Association and serves on multiple committees within these boards.

Paige has a passion for working with young children. She designed and implemented programming for children through Five Eleven Youth, Family Center, and North Sydney Food Bank. She lists as her biggest accomplishment her many hours of volunteering at the North Sydney Food Bank Society. She is a strong advocate for diverse learners as well as individuals that struggle with mental health.

Paige participated in Northside’s rising’s Change makers project in the fall of 2021 and wrote a book entitled The Berlin Wall Project: Breaking Down Walls, where she advocated for diverse learners and those who struggle with mental health that “although being different you can do so many wonderful things.”


Lloyd Gould is a Certified Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy (TLT) Trainer, Hypnosis Trainer (ABH), Canadian Indigenous Addiction Counsellor (CIAC) and International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor (I.C.A.D.C.)
He has been married for 34 years to Ramona Gould; they have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Lloyd was born in Boston, MA and later moved to PEI, then settled in Nova Scotia.
“Growing up in Boston has given me life experiences that were challenging, but I took these challenges as teachings and ever since then, it has always been my passion to help people that are struggling with trauma, addiction, and mental heath.”



Language Matters:
How we speak of mental health and those with mental illness impacts how we treat those in need of help, and how we respect the importance of mental health awareness and healthy practices in each of our lives. 

The Sanctuary Language Guide for Mental Health offers a summary of definitions and appropriate words and phrases supporting our mental health journeys. 

Read or Download the Guide here. 

Communications Officer, Diocese of Antigonish