Symposium Exhibitors

Alex Panton Foundation (APF)

The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) is a Non-Profit Organisation 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. The APF was established in memory of Alex Panton, who succumbed to the effects of severe depression at the age of 16.Our aim is to provide hope and resources to friends, family, teachers, classmates, and carers, to help save the lives of children and young adults struggling with mental illness. We are committed to improving young people’s mental health via advocacy, awareness, and support. APF’s current resources and programmes include support groups for persons ranging from 13 – 30 years old, preventative initiatives for establishing youth mental health support from a younger age, and financial aid for young persons who cannot afford mental health treatments and services.For resources, please visit https://alexpantonfoundation.ky/resources/ or contact us via email for more information on where to seek help and how to get involved.Please remember you are not alone.

Aspire Therapeutic Services

Aspire is a highly specialist psychological health provider located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and licensed by the Health Practice Commission. We offer psychological assessment, therapeutic intervention, mental health and trauma-informed services to the communities of Cayman. Our focus is on working with children and adults who have complex additional needs due to trauma, disability, being ‘looked after’ foster children or care leavers and/or other differences. All of our experienced clinicians have specialist skills in evidence-based approaches. Our premises are fully accessible for persons with additional needs. We aim to promote understanding, provide advocacy, and enhance emotional well-being through preventative measures and community education and training programmes. We understand the complex social, psychological, behavioural, and mental health needs of our clients, as well as the need for a collaborative approach from clinicians with specialist skills, expertise and competency.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands is a registered nonprofit organization, with a mission to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-on-one relationships that change lives for better, forever.Bigs (adults) are carefully matched with Littles (children) based on mutual traits, suited to each child’s needs, and held to international matching practices and standards. As mentors, Bigs are there to be a trusted friend, to be non-judgmental, to be good listeners and to help their Littles to have fun! With child-safety at the forefront of the organization, Bigs are required to go through a screening and training process. Ongoing match support is provided to the Big, the Little, and the Little’s family.Our entire matching process is made possible through donations, sponsorship, and community partnerships. It is this web of support that helps maximize the likelihood that a Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship lasts.

Burger King & Popeyes

The Burger Holdings Ltd. group of companies has operated as the authorized franchisee of Burger King® and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen® restaurants in the Cayman Islands for over 40 years, providing delicious and affordable meals to the families of Cayman.You can have it your way at one of our 4 Burger King® locations: Waterfront, 7 Mile Beach, Walkers Road, and Red Bay. Craving the best chicken in Cayman? Head over to Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen® on Eastern Avenue for your fix.

Business and Professional Women

BPW is a non-partisan charter group of the International Federation of Business & Professional women founded in 1930. Its major goals include:• to work for high standards of service in business and the professions.• to stimulate and encourage in women a realisation and acceptance of their responsibilities to the community, locally, nationally, and internationally.• to encourage women and girls to acquire education, occupational training, and advance education.• to work for equal opportunities and status for women in economic, civil, and political life in all countries.BPW Grand Cayman provides educational scholarships for eligible females on annual basis, raises and promotes issues pertinent to women within the Cayman Islands, assists and partners with government and other local NPO’s who support women & children who are victims of domestic violence and bullying in Grand Cayman.

BPW are proud to have collaborated with the local meditation music group Buddho to present a 15-minute peaceful music meditation video produced here in the Cayman Islands by Ben Hud. There are many research studies that now recognised the benefits of meditation as an aid to promote good mental health and mental wellbeing. BPW hopes that this meditation helps provide a space of mindfulness in your busy day. Check out the video in the link below.

To see Buddho play in person  all are welcome to Body Works on a Thursday evening between 7pm-8pm. Entrance is free of charge -donations are welcome, which are gifted to local charities.

To join BPW of Grand Cayman please message via Facebook. The group meets monthly at the Grand Pavilion board room and online. BPW welcomes new members.

C3 Pure Fibre

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C3 Pure Fibre is the market leader in fibre optic telecommunications and is 100% committed to providing Caymanians with a fast, responsive service by well-trained professionals. C3 Pure Fibre serves both residential and business customers with a wide selection of fibre optic-based services including high-speed WiFi internet, TV, home phone and IP services through its extensive network.
 
As a 100% locally owned business, C3 is passionate about supporting community initiatives such as the Alex Panton Foundation and is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Youth Mental Health Symposium. 
Cayman Connection – Global

Cayman Connection is a not-for-profit global community membership network developed to support and unite Caymanians overseas who are connected by Caymankind and a shared pride in the country.We have created a support infrastructure for young people and students overseas in conjunction with the Cayman Islands Government Office in the UK and private sector partners.We believe that it is imperative that Caymanians overseas must not be forgotten in conversations about mental health and it is our mission to ensure that Caymanians overseas are considered in all mental health dialogue and policy.Mental health support for our members is key to our mission and operations and our partnerships with the Alex Panton Foundation and entities in the Cayman Islands who offer mental health support are vital to us.We wish we could be there, in Cayman, with participants at the 5th Annual Youth Mental Health symposium and will be logging in from our respective temporary residences overseas to join you all.

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre
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The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is a charitable organisation that provides support to all victims of domestic violence via services and programmes focusing on domestic and sexual abuse through the provision of:

• Safe, temporary shelter for women and their children• 24/7 Crisis Line (943-2422) available to all persons in the community• Aftercare assistance for the former shelter clients• Community education• At-risk children and youth support• Assistance to all victims of domestic abuseOur vision is to close our doors forever because our services are no longer needed, and to create a safe society where all individuals are equally valued and respected.

Cayman Island National Insurance Company ( CINICO)

Cayman Islands National Insurance Company (CINICO) is a government-owned insurance company formed to provide health insurance coverage to civil servants (employees and pensioners) and other residents of the Cayman Islands (CI). Incorporated by the Cayman Islands Government (CIG) on December 18, 2003 and granted a Class “A” Insurance License on February 1, 2004, CINICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of the CIG.

Cayman Islands Psychological Association

The Cayman Islands Psychological Association (CIPA) is an organization of Mental Health Professionals committed to developing a strong foundation for the field of psychology in the Cayman Islands.Our mission is:1. To utilize the study and application of psychology to make a positive impact on critical social issues.2. To increase our communities understanding of, regard for, use of and access to psychology.3. To ensure and support the highest standard of psychological practice, through ethical, evidence-based and culturally informed care.4. To provide professional development and training opportunities for current and future practitioners.5. To develop a local psychological knowledge base through relevant research and collaboration with the wider Caribbean region.

Cayman Water Company Limited

Cayman Water is the drinking water utility for the Seven Mile Beach area and West Bay District of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The Company has been providing piped water and trucked water to Grand Cayman since 1973. Cayman Water is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd., a Cayman Islands company.

Children and Youth Services Foundation (CAYS)

The Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering youth and their families who are experiencing difficulties achieving their full human potential. The CAYS Foundation operates the Bonaventure Boys’ Home, the Frances Bodden Children’s Home, and Phoenix House, providing 24-hour residential care to youth who have been Court ordered into residential treatment due to care and protection needs and/or youth exhibiting offending behaviors. The program adopts a strength-based approach to decision-making and self-awareness.

The Counselling Centre

The Counselling Centre has a versatile and skilled team of clinicians with experience in community-based counselling. Our clinicians are highly qualified and maintain up-to-date licensure, registration and certifications in their respective fields. They maintain high standards of ethical practice and engage in continual professional development to ensure evidence-based and current practices. Services are provided to individuals, couples and families of diverse backgrounds with concerns across the lifespan from young children through older adults. We are committed to drawing upon family strengths to solve problems and, when appropriate, to collaborate with other professionals involved in care. Many clients seek our services for counselling to help facilitate their wellness. We are committed to drawing upon family strengths to solve problems and, when appropriate, to collaborate with other professionals involved in care. Many clients seek our services for counselling to help facilitate their wellness.

Emotional Literacy Programme (ELP)

The Emotional Literacy Programme (ELP) is an evidence-based programme designed to teach children important life skills, including how to cope with everyday difficulties, how to communicate with other people, and how to build self-awareness and emotional resilience. The ELP conducts the Skills for Life Programmes as licensed by the Partnership for Children UK (PfC), which are widely used in the UK and in over 30 countries worldwide.The ELP delivers Zippy’s Friends (ages 5 – 7), Apple’s Friends (ages 7 – 9), and the Zippy’s Friends SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) adaptation from the Skills for Life programmes. Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends are based on a series of stories that teach students how to navigate difficult emotions and complex life challenges. Children learn positive strategies for problem-solving through engaging activities, including storytelling, discussion, games, role-play, and drawing.The ELP is currently established in 21 schools in the Cayman Islands, across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, with over 200 teachers and 3,000 students. The APF has trained 30 “Master Trainers”, who volunteer to implement and support our teachers leading these programmes.To incorporate the ELP at your school or educational organisation, please contact zippy@alexpantonfoundation.ky.

Family Resource Centre

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is dedicated to providing a wide range of services and programmes to promote and support healthy family relationships. We equip families with tools and strategies to parent confidently. Our services range from short-term, long-term and comprehensive programmes that cater to the needs of families and individuals. Amongst the programme and services offered include, Stop Now And Plan (SNAP), Young Parent Services, Co-Parenting One Heart Two Homes, Positive Discipline Workshop and The Teen Toolbox Workshop. As of 2022, we are now pleased to offer the internationally-renowned Triple P Positive Parenting Programme, which can be delivered in individual and group format with content based on varied family dynamics and unique needs.

Foster’s

Make your next event taste extra delish and wow your guests with Foster’s Catering & Bakery!Our all-new chef inspired catering & bakery menus include all your favorites, from pork steam buns, make-your-own taco platters to our delicious selection of donut & pastry platters!Visit fosters.ky/bakery-catering/ to find our full menu & order online!

GUARDIANS ALIVE

GA 2022 – Saturday Apr 2nd 2022 – 6AM – Seven Mile Public BeachGuardians Alive (GA) is a FREE 2.5K/5K/10K & Beach WellnessBTR 2022 – Saturday, Apr 2ndd 2022 – 5:30AM Start Time – Same Venue as GA.Break the Record (BTR) is a FREE 5K/10K for Elite Runners as the funds raised benefit the CI Cancer Society.

Health City Cayman Islands

Health City Cayman Islands is a medically advanced tertiary hospital located near High Rock in the district of East End. It features a unique model of healthcare, built with a focus on the patient and rooted in innovative business models that allow the delivery of high quality, affordable care. It is the largest hospital in the Caribbean to have earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in accrediting the quality of healthcare. Our Health City at Camana Bay clinic also brings our expert doctors closer to and opening at times that are convenient to people living and working in and around George Town, offering a wide range of specialties, lab services, diagnostics, friendly staff, and advanced care.

Hope Academy School and Clinical Services
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Hope Academy is located in the Grand Harbour plaza. We are an inclusive school that offers a variety of programs and services. We are designed for all types of learners and set high academic expectations for our students. We are a college preparatory school who takes pride in helping our students achieve success and meet their goals. Our clinical services department (HPC/HCF/107) provides clients with a variety of treatment options. We offer the students of Hope Academy and the Cayman Islands community a range of services including:

•Individual and Family Counseling•Parenting Support•Speech & Language Therapy•Psychiatric Services•Assessments•Free ConsultationsOur clinicians are licensed with the Council for Professionals Allied with Medicine or the Medical Council in the Cayman Islands. They are committed to providing a team approach within a supportive and healing environment. We provide exceptional services by utilizing effective and evidence based treatments.

“I Speak”

Has someone’s story helped you through a difficult decision in your life?The “I Speak” project is a collaborative initiative to create a book that captures the moment when a person finds the courage to speak up for their values, choices, or decisions. Our goal is to inspire resilience, courage, connection, and strength via the sharing of life experiences in a short story or poem.The book will be published in 2023, capturing unique moments in time. Contributors will not be paid for their submissions. The proceeds from sales from the Cayman Islands will be donated to Alex Panton Foundation.

Inclusion Cayman

Inclusion Cayman, a Non-Profit, works with the community to ensure individuals with developmental disabilities are equitably included in all aspects of society. Our team provides ongoing family advocacy and support to reduce barriers often faced by persons with disabilities in accessing inclusive lives. We work with multiple community stakeholders to develop and support on the ground support for high-quality inclusive education, recreation, and employment opportunities. We believe inclusion is a basic human right, and strive to support community access, participation, and membership for ALL individuals.

Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc.

Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company based in the Cayman Islands whose mission is to develop innovative, patient-centric treatment options, utilizing the proprietary DELEXIS® technology to improve the lives of patients and caregivers.Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc. is responsible for managing all intellectual property, and directing all research, development and manufacturing activities for its drug candidates.Ironshore received FDA approval for its first drug product in August 2018, for the treatment of ADHD.

Logic

Logic is a dynamic, leading communications and technology company with the highest ratings in terms of customer satisfaction of any telecommunications company in the Cayman Islands. Logic maintains the largest fibre footprint in the islands and is the largest in terms of market share in homes with video, Internet, phone and IOT services. The company offers voice, data, video and security, and an increasing array of business solutions on its award winning networks and platforms to enhance the lives of all Caymanians and the business community of the country.

LOUD silent voices – A Family Mental Health Support Group

Loud Silent Voices (“LSV”), a registered charitable organization in the Cayman Islands, is a Mental Health Family Support Group whose primary focus is to educate and support the persons who are caring for a family member, loved one or friend who has a mental health diagnosis. The Caregiver Support group meets the last Tuesday of every month at the Elmslie Memorial Church Hall from 6 – 7:30pm.On July 10, 2021, LSV opened the doors to the first ever Mental Health Group Home for adults in the Cayman Islands. We are a 24/7 supportive housing program for adults with a mental health diagnosis who have expressed a desire for and, are capable of, becoming more independent in their community. Our services are designed to help our residents reach and maintain their maximum independence in the group home setting with eventual transition back to the community.The Group Home aim to provide our residents with the opportunity to learn and practice daily living skills towards independence. We work with the residents and their families for continued supportive care, compassion and transition to greater independence for those diagnosed with mental health illness. We can accommodate 8 residents.

For more information, please visit our website at www.lsv.support email us info@lsv.support or call 922-3847.

OnCourse Cayman

OnCourse Cayman is a psychological practice offering psychotherapy, psychological testing and assessment for children, teens and adults as well as corporate trainings and workshops for teams and organziations. Our highly trained team specializes in supporting persons experiencing difficulties related to stress, relationshionship difficulties, mental health difficulties and/or trauma. We utilize evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy to best serve the clients we work with. We provide comprehensive assessments for clinical, educational and pscyho-legal purposes and also offer Therapeutic Activities with horses.

PwC Cayman Islands

PwC Cayman Islands has over 200 partners and staff all working together for a common purpose — building relationships that create value for you and your business. This is PwC. Every day our people work with you to build the value you’re looking for. With more than 50 years of excellence in the Cayman Islands, we provide industry focused assurance, advisory and tax services for public, private and government clients. Our primary area of focus is the international financial services industry. As part of a larger PwC network of more than 295,000 people in 156 countries, we work to provide clients with the best of the PwC network’s collective thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for clients and their stakeholders.

SteppingStones Recruitment

SteppingStones is an award-winning professional services organization. Established in 2005, SteppingStones has achieved Investor in People Gold, Investor in People Platinum and has been named as a World’s Top Employer. SteppingStones has built a solid reputation as a respected, genuine and valued service provider in the Cayman Islands. Our dedicated Recruiters bring over 50 years collective knowledge and experience finding, placing and establishing professional careers. Working collaboratively and confidentially, we are committed to identifying and securing the right career opportunities for our candidates while making their job placement and transition smooth and seamless. We pride our-selves on offering a world class standard of customer service. If you are looking for a new career opportunity, please visit our website at steppingstonesrecruitment.com.

Tower
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Tower is a strategic marketing agency, located in the Cayman Islands. Specialists in advertising, PR, branding, design and events –the agency combines sound strategic thinking with first class creativity. We deliver powerful business results.

Tower has been around for over 20 years, and have seen a lot happen in Cayman in that time. From helping to launch new brands, rebranding the old to keep them fresh and relevant, to talking some clients back from the ledge. Tower have a reputation for work that creates an impact and delivers measurable benefits to clients. We invite you to come and see for yourself. Visit https://tower.com.ky/

The Wellness Centre
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The Wellness Centre Ltd was founded in 2004 and is a Licensed Health Facility, with a team of clinical specialists who provide a wide range of comprehensive psychological, mental health, behavioural interventions and corporate wellness services to individuals, families and organizations in the Cayman Islands. Our staff is licensed in various international regulatory bodies associated with their area of specialized services as well as with the Cayman Islands Health Regulatory Council for Professionals Allied with Medicine (CPAM). We pride ourselves in providing high quality, evidence based clinical interventions in an environment of compassion and support. Confidentiality is our priority and we pride ourselves on our efforts to reduce the stigma and increase our community’s understanding of mental health and mental health care. We believe in a holistic approach to health care and work closely with families, primary care physicians, schools and employers to build a healthier community. We are guided by Diversity Informed Tenants, principles of trauma-informed care, and a commitment to decolonizing mental healthcare. We hold ourselves to a high standard of reflection and self-awareness when working with persons from different racial, cultural, ethnic backgrounds or sexual orientations from ourselves.

Walkers

Walkers has a strong commitment to the long-term development of the local communities in which it operates and takes pride in being actively involved in a wide range of community projects, offering both financial assistance and volunteer time.On average, we support over 50 charities, non-profit organisations and community initiatives globally each year, with a particular focus on the arts, conservation, diversity and inclusion, education, health, heritage, sports and sustainability.We are proud to be a long-time supporter of the Alex Panton Foundation and the important work they do to raise awareness of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses affecting children and young adults in the Cayman Islands, and to address the stigmas associated with mental health disorders.

Youth Ambassador Programme
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The Youth Ambassador Programme (“YAP”) was created by the Alex Panton Foundation to provide support to the youth of Cayman who experience mental health challenges, in particular anxiety and depression, in a way that builds resilience and inspires hope through the young people developing their own path forward. YAP aims to inspire young people to offer peer support with compassion, understanding and active listening. YAP also aims to create positive change in our community through youth voice and intergenerational discourse.

CyKids

CyKids is working to build a community of parents and children that are armed with the knowledge and tools they need to keep their data, and themselves, cyber safe. CyKids aims to provide online resources as well as in-person events to build community awareness.