The Fifth Annual Youth Mental Health Symposium will take place on February 19th, from 10am. Now in its fifth year, the symposium offers a platform to connect young people and their families with the practitioners, researchers and policymakers committed to creating lasting change across the youth mental health sector.
The theme of this year's event - Thriving in Uncertain Times, will be close to the hearts of many following the challenges of the past two years.
Due to COVID-19 suppression measures, we can only accommodate 100 people in-person for this year's symposium, so this will be strictly invite-only. With that in mind, the full event will be streamed online via our Facebook Page and available to everybody! This year, we are also hosting our popular exhibitor page online.
Lizzette Yearwood, Alex Panton Foundation
Jane Panton, Chairperson, Alex Panton Foundation
His Excellency Martyn Roper, OBE, Governor of the Cayman Islands
Hon Sabrina Turner, MP, Minister of Health and Wellness
Hon Andre Ebanks, JP, MP, Minister of Investment, Innovation and Social Development
Dr Shari Smith, Clinical Psychologist, Life Options
Sutton Burke, Clinical Director, Infinite Mindcare
Youth Ambassador Programme | Bill LaMonte, Education Coordinator, Jhadari Lumley, Youth Ambassador Leader and Youth Ambassadors: Cristin Jackson (moderator), Isabella Do Vale, Soleil Parkinson, Lilly Haug and D’hani Bodden
Deirdre Carmola, SEN Case Manager Inclusion, Ministry of Education
Pastor Christopher Murray, Counsellor, John Gray High School and Director, Boyz2Men and Seaford Russell and Mark Phillips, from the Boyz2Men programme.
Alanna Warwick-Smith, Brittany Evans & Zaria Anthony
Clare Panyandee, PE Teacher, Lighthouse School
Monina Thompson, Youth Ambassador Leader
Mario Garraway, Youth Counselor & Health Services Authority (HSA) Behavioural Health Aide
Presentation researcher: Cavelle Chai-Hong-Delfosse, Clinical Psychologist, Aspire. Presented by Youth Ambassador representatives, Jhadari Lumley and Isaias Pascual.
Hailee Robinson, Deputy Chairperson, Alex Panton Foundation