Sometimes we all need to feel a sense of comfort and community. Especially with the trials and tribulations that have arisen throughout 2020, it is important now more than ever to support one another. That's why, listed here, you'll find various counselling and support service options in the Cayman Islands, so that you'll never struggle to find a helping hand when you need one.
Tel: (345) 928 8843
A support group that provides strength, understanding and hope for friends and families affected by someone’s problem drinking. Meetings are confidential and each member’s personal anonymity is protected. Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm.
Alex Panton Foundation (APF)
The APF is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to improve the mental health of children and adolescents in the Cayman Islands through advocacy, awareness and support. Throughout the year they host various support groups, educational programmes, and events.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI)
Tel: (345) 924 4170
ADACI aims to create awareness of the different forms of dementia with a focus on Alzheimer’s. They source and facilitate training for medical professionals and first responders, counsel people with Alzheimer’s and educate caregivers and family members about the stages of Alzheimer’s and how to properly care for Alzheimer’s patients. They also provide one-off financial assistance to patients.
Bethesda Counselling Centre
68 Mary Street, George Town
Tel: (345) 946 6575
Individual and group counselling/therapy; also online counselling offered for all issue types.
An organisation for Caymanians and those affiliated with the Cayman Islands who are now working, studying, or living overseas. Supported by the Cayman Islands Government and private sector sponsors, Cayman Connection assists and connects Caymanians overseas by providing weekly virtual support calls, networking opportunities, events with special guest speakers and advice and guidance about living overseas.
Cayman Heart Fund (CHF)
Tel: (345) 916 6324
A non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to improving cardiovascular health for all in the Cayman Islands through educating the public, influencing policy, and supporting access to high quality care through various programmes and initiatives. Please contact them if you are interested in assisting with their goals, volunteering or learning more about Cayman Heart Fund events.
Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC)
Tel: (345) 949 0366
24-hour Crisis Line: (345) 943 2422
Toll Free: 1 (800) 534 2422
Kids Helpline: (345) 649 5437
A charitable organisation focused on combatting domestic and sexual abuse through education and assistance to all victims of abuse. All services are confidential and include temporary shelter, a 24-hour toll free crisis line, teen and young adults afterschool programme for at-risk youth aged 14-21 (TAYA Lounge), a walk-in centre for all victims of domestic violence, free Kids Helpline for children and young adults up to age 18 and ongoing supports and services for the Cayman Islands community.
Children and Youth Programme (CAYP)
Tel: (345) 949 0366 ext.6
CAYP offers intervention and prevention services for children who accompany their mothers to the Safe Shelter as a result of domestic abuse or sexual assault. The CAYP provides services for school aged children and enhances their safety and self-esteem skills. It raises awareness of child abuse prevention for mothers and increases public education on the effects of domestic violence on children.
Tel: (345) 324 3779
Colours Cayman is a local non-profit organisation that aims to foster a safe and comfortable social environment for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community by building a network of local businesses and public venues free of discrimination or harassment towards anyone on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. They advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights and promote the inclusion and equality of LGBTQIA+ persons in the Cayman Islands and throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Department of Counselling Services
87 West Apollo House, Mary Street, GT
Tel: (345) 949 8789
Tel: (345) 949 0366 ext.1
A walk-in centre available by appointment to survivors (women, men and children) of domestic violence. Services include supportive listening, risk assessment, safety planning, parenting education, advocacy and referrals.
Homeschooling Support Group
Meets monthly and gives home-schooled families the opportunity to network with other families, ask questions, get ideas and encourage other home-schoolers. Find them on Facebook: Cayman Homeschoolers. Note: The Department of Education wants to remind everyone that families must be registered to home-school their children in the Cayman Islands. See our Education chapter for more information on home schooling.
Tel: (345) 649 5437 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A free helpline service for children and young adults up to the age of 18. Available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3pm-6pm.
Light After Loss
Tel: (345) 546 9559
The mission of the Light After Loss organisation is to support the mental wellness of mothers after the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Through their unique and compassionate approach, they cultivate communities of healing connection. They provide financial resources to help ensure that every mother receives the physical and emotional care that is needed after the loss of a baby.
Cayman LGBTQ Foundation
Tel: (345) 547 7144/ 526 1001
The LGBTQ Foundation work towards creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive and equitable culture for the LGBTQ+ community of the Cayman Islands. They are committed to building a safe and culturally sensitive environment between our three islands.
MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands
Alexander Place, Dorcy Drive
Tel: (345) 323 0656
A non-profit organisation for multiple sclerosis patients in Grand Cayman. Created to spread awareness of the disease, but also to provide emotional and financial support to MS patients and their families. They greatly appreciate both volunteers and donations.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Tel: (345) 929 6262
NA aims to provide an environment in which addicts can help one another to stop using drugs and find a new way to live.
The New Self-Help Community Foundation
CEO: James Ramoon
Tel: (345) 927 4777 or (345) 927 7273
Created to inspire young people to take responsibility for their future by implementing high-impact programmes which emphasise strong social, cultural, and educational values. Their aim is to promote positive self-esteem, foster economic development, and positively transform the lives of children, their families, and their communities.
The Sickle Cell Support Group
Tel: (345) 244 2630
The group meets in the Cayman Islands Hospital Women's Health waiting room to discuss various aspects of this disease.
81 Godfrey Nixon Way, Corporate Plaza, Units 6-8
Tel: (345) 321 2957
This non-profit independent organisation supports individuals and families across the Cayman Islands to promote and defend the rights and interests of people with disabilities. The organisation is managed and staffed by persons who advocate to deconstruct the barriers that people with disabilities and their families face throughout the community. Visit their Facebook and Instagram for more details.
Teens and Young Adults Lounge (TAYA)
Tel: (345) 949 0366 ext.6 or Email: email@example.com
The TAYA Lounge is a safe space for at-risk teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 years old. The TAYA Lounge’s mission is to empower at-risk youth from underprivileged backgrounds through providing basic needs, guidance and opportunities so they can transition successfully into productive adulthood and tap into their growth potential. TAYA’s approach engages youth within their community, schools, organisations, peer groups and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognises, utilises, and enhances young people’s strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths.