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3rd Annual Youth Mental Health Symposium
22 Feb
3rd Annual Youth Mental Health Symposium
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Thank you to our

2020 Youth Mental Health Symposium Sponsors!
We are grateful for your ongoing support.

Agenda/Run of Show


12:00 noon | Registration & Welcome Coffee  

1:00pm | Welcome Remarks
Jane Panton | Chairperson, Alex Panton Foundation 

1:10pm | Welcome Remarks
His Excellency Martyn Roper, OBE | Governor of the Cayman Islands 

1:15pm | Opening Address
Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA | Minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing

1:25pm | Youth Ambassador Panel
Youth Ambassadors | Jhadari Lumley | Cristin Jackson | Yoleiddy Cid-Paredes | Paxton McCoy
Moderated by | Bill LaMonte | National Board Science Teacher | Dr. Colleen Brown | OnCourse Cayman

2:05pm | Miss Cayman Islands World Remarks
Jaci Patrick | Miss Cayman Islands World 2019 

2:10pm | How to “think” with your feet: Empowerment through facing your fears
Kevin Ashworth | Co-Founder & Clinical Director of NW Anxiety Institute 

3:05pm | Coffee Break

3:20pm | The Power of Prevention: Zippy & Apple’s Social
Dr Catherine Day | Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Dr. Xenia Sotiriou | Therapist 

4:05pm | 5 Myths about Youth Mental Health
Dr Marc Lockhart MD | Psychiatrist

4:50pm | Closing Remarks
Hailee Robinson | Deputy Chairperson, Alex Panton Foundation

4:55pm | Mocktails and Canapes


Who we are

The Alex Panton Foundation is a not-for-profit with the primary objective of raising awareness of mental illnesses affecting children and young adults in the Cayman Islands with a particular focus on anxiety and depression.

This Foundation has been established in memory of Alex Panton, who succumbed to the effects of severe depression at the age of 16.

The Alex Panton Foundation aims to provide hope and resources to friends, family, teachers, classmates and careers to help save the lives of children and young adults struggling with mental illness.

  • Mental health Awareness
  • Mental Health Advocacy
  • Youth Charity
  • Mental Health Support

Our Mission is to improve the mental health of children and young adults in the Cayman Islands through advocacy, awareness and support.
Our Goals are:

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