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Alex Panton Foundation Youth Mental Health Symposium

Alex Panton Foundation Youth Mental Health Symposium

On Saturday, February 10th 2018, The Alex Panton Foundation launched with the very first Youth Mental Health Symposium.

The symposium featured several speakers from various perspectives on mental illness in Cayman’s youth and young adults, including persons living with the illness, parents, counsellors and mental health service providers showcasing various forms of treatment.

Presentations from the symposium can be found below:
Youth mental health overview 2018

Dr Marc Lockhart | Chairman, Cayman Islands Mental Health Commission


Strengthening your faith to overcome depression
J. Emerald | Recording Artist/ Motivational Speaker


First response to metal health
Shannon Seymour | Director, The Wellness Centre


How unidentified/ unsupported learning disabilities can lead to anxiety & depression
Carole Baker | Support for Learning Coordinator, Cayman Prep & High School


Supporting a loved one dealing with mental illness (Video)
Charmaine McGowan | Parent of child with mental illness


Leading a fulfilling life with mental illness
Abby Hydes | Mental Illness Convalescent


What do we know about our youth in the Cayman Islands
Dr Erica Lam | Clinical Psychologist, The Wellness Centre

Hidden [Film]
The short film “Hidden” has been created to build awareness around mental illness by highlighting how those suffering can be misunderstood and left with the feeling of being alone.

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