Tag: Alex Panton Foundation

APF encourages real conversations for mental health

APF encourages real conversations for mental health

| 12/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Continuing its mission to improve the mental health of children and young adults in the Cayman Islands, the Alex Panton Foundation (APF) has noted that this week, 8-14 September, is National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, which this year is promoting the idea of having a real conversation about mental […]

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Alex Panton Foundation seeks ‘youth ambassadors’

Alex Panton Foundation seeks ‘youth ambassadors’

| 23/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) is launching the Youth Ambassador Programme (YAP), aimed at promoting interpersonal and life skills, and inspiring friendships among youth in Cayman. An introductory session is scheduled for Saturday, 31 August, from 1pm-4pm at the skate park in Grand Harbour. Students aged 12-16 are welcome to participate.

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Children’s emotional wellbeing initiative launched

Children’s emotional wellbeing initiative launched

| 26/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) has introduced a free social-emotional wellbeing programme for children in Cayman, explaining the initiative at an information session held 17 June for teachers, community leaders, clinicians and representatives of the Department of Education. APF has joined forces with the UK-based Partnership for Children (PfC) to bring their […]

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Suicide bereavement support group launches

Suicide bereavement support group launches

| 16/06/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) is launching, in conjunction with the Bethesda Counselling Centre, a bereavement support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. The group, which will meet for the first time Monday, 24 June, aims to provide private and confidential grief support in a safe place, where […]

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Young Men at Risk community meeting cancelled

Young Men at Risk community meeting cancelled

| 05/06/2019 | 0 Comments

The community presentation by the Ministry of Community Affairs in partnership with the Alex Panton Foundation to have taken place on Wednesday, 5 June 2019 at Bodden Town Civic Centre has been cancelled. The last-minute cancellation, due late notification of ongoing maintenance work at the venue, has left no time for securing an alternative venue. The Ministry apologises […]

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Mental-health support group available for young adults

Mental-health support group available for young adults

| 27/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Islands’ first mental health peer-led support group for young adults, launched by the Alex Panton Foundation (APF) in April, is holding weekly meetings for people between the ages of 18 and 25 who are living with anxiety and depression. Sessions are held Saturdays from 3pm-4:30pm at the George Town Town Hall.

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Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

Anti-bullying legislation gathers dust

| 25/03/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than half of young people in the Cayman Islands have been bullied, often causing severe mental health problems, and yet there has been little effort by parliament to act on the draft legislation to counter it, which has been around for years. At a recent presentation on bullying, for which only […]

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Presentations to address bullying

Presentations to address bullying

| 12/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Community Affairs and the Alex Panton Foundation are jointly hosting a series of community presentations on bullying and young men at risk starting this month. The first of the 10 planned sessions will take place Thursday, 21 March at the Webster Memorial Church Hall in Bodden Town.

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Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

Youth struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harm

| 04/03/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Results of the mental-health component of the 2018 Cayman Islands Student Drug Use (CISDUS) biennial survey, which were shared at the recent Youth Mental Health Symposium, pointed to issues concerning students considering suicide, engaging in self-harm and being bullied. More than 200 people attended the second annual symposium, held 23 February and […]

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Speakers set for youth mental health forum

Speakers set for youth mental health forum

| 11/02/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Alex Panton Foundation, which is organising its second annual Youth Mental Health Symposium, set for Saturday, 23 February, has announced the line-up of speakers, who will be discussing a shared vision for Cayman’s children and young adults dealing with mental health issues, under the theme “Addressing Our Past, Supporting Our Future”.

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