2nd Annual Mental Health Symposium

The second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium will take place on February 23rd from 9.30am – 3.00pm in the Orchard Ballroom in the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach resort. The annual mental health symposium brings together members of the local Cayman community to discuss the latest developments in the area of youth mental health services. The Symposium aims to shed a light on services available to those suffering with mental health issues and to discuss issues affecting youth mental health today. This year’s theme is ‘Addressing Our Past, Supporting Our Future’ and aims to develop actionable change for the community. The Symposium is open to all and free to attend. It aims to connect young people, their families, practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and many more who are passionate about driving a unified effort to create a lasting change across the youth mental health sector. Exhibitors at Alex Panton Foundation Youth Mental Health Symposium will connect you with mental health professionals and advocates from across the country.

Agenda

Here is what you can look forward to at our 2nd Annual Mental Health Symposium.

Speakers

Now in its second year, the annual mental health symposium brings together members of the local Cayman community & experts, to discuss the latest developments in the area of youth mental health services.

Jane Panton

Chairperson Alex Panton Foundation

His Excellency Martyn Roper, OBE

Governor of Cayman Islands

Hon. Dwanye Seymour

Minister of Health

Brenda Watson

Programme Manager, National Drug Council

Luisa McLaughlin

Research Analyst, National Drug Council

Dr Erica Lam

Clinical Consultant of Alex Panton Foundation 

Kevin Ashworth

Police Inspector, RCIPS Family Support Unit

Dr Colleen Brown

Psychologist Psy.D.M.A

Dr Gerardo Ochoa

MD & Professor, St Matthew's University

Paulinda Mendoza-Williams

Department of Children & Family Services

Shanon Seymour

Clinical Director, The Wellness Centre

Terry Delaney

Private Practice Psychologist

Natalie Baldwin

TAYA Lounge Coordinator

Jada Ramoon

Mental Illness Advocate

Dr Marc Lockhart

Chairman of the Mental Health Commission

Hailee Robinson

Articled Clerk at Maples Group

Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful for our generous sponsors for this years’ Mental Health Symposium. A huge thank you to our Supporting Sponsors Ironshore Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Community Affairs and Tower. Thank you to our media sponsor Hurley’s Media and our coffee break sponsor Cayman Prep and High School.

Exhibitors

Exhibitors at the annual Alex Panton Foundation Mental Health Symposium will gain exposure as well as a unique platform to provide important information on mental health. We would like to thank our exhibitors On Course Cayman, Infinite Mindcare, National Drug Council, Loud Silent Voices, Department of Counselling  Services and The Crisis Centre/TAYA Lounge