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Cayman: Alex Panton Foundation 2024 Youth Mental Health Symposium

Event Feb 28 2023

Alex Panton Foundation announces the 2024 Youth Mental Health Symposium. The highly anticipated event returns for the 7th year with the theme “Building Bridges: Acceptance, Belonging, and the Power of Connection”.

Date:                   Saturday, 17 February 2024

Time:                   10am (Registration opens at 9:30 am)

Venue:                Royal Ballroom, Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Remarks by:

  • Her Excellency Jane Owen, Governor of the Cayman Islands
  • Honorable Sabrina Turner, MP, Minister of Health and Wellness
  • Hon Sabrina Turner, MP, Minister for Health, Wellness & Home Affairs
  • Dr. Chantal Basson, Alex’s Place, Cayman Islands Health Services Authority
  • Quincy Brown, Entertainer & Broadcaster
  • Mirabelle D’Cunha, Mindfulness and Resilience Coach, Mirabelle D’Cunha Integrative Wellness
  • Dr. Stephanie Edwards, Educational Psychologist, Cayman Islands Department of Education Services
  • Dr. Tonya Holder, Consultant Psychiatrist Health Services Authority
  • Erin Kaufman, Administrative Manager , Alex Panton Foundation
  • Emily Kelly, Programme Manager, Alex Panton Foundation
  • Jane Panton, Chairperson, Alex Panton Foundation
  • Dr. Shannon Seymour, Director/ Psychologist, The Wellness Centre
  • Monina Thompson, Youth Ambassador Leader, Youth Ambassadors Programme
  • Lizzette Yearwood, Alternate Deputy Chairperson and Director, Alex Panton Foundation

Background:     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.

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

APF 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.

For more information on this year’s speakers and their topics, visit the APF website: at


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