Sometimes we all need to feel a sense of comfort and community. Especially with the trials and tribulations that have arisen since the pandemic began, 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.
Counselling & Support Services
Tel: Teena (345) 327 9999 or Trisha (345) 321 4100
Focused on family centered wellness, Achieve Cayman provides counselling and therapy support for parents and speech therapy services for children.
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. At present, meetings are held on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm. Reach out by email for links.
Tel: (345) 926 9044
Meetings are held at least once a day. Check the website for times and locations.
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, with a particular focus on anxiety and depression. Throughout the year, it hosts various support groups, educational and community programmes, an annual youth mental health symposium, and provides financial aid for persons aged 30 years and younger to receive mental treatment and services.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI)
Tel: (345) 936 1655 or (345) 924 4170
The ADACI creates awareness for all forms of dementia with a focus on Alzheimer’s. It sources and facilitates training for medical professionals and first responders, counsels people with Alzheimer’s and educates caregivers and family members about the stages of Alzheimer’s and how to provide care. It also provides one-off financial assistance to patients.
Aspire Therapeutic Services
Crown Square Plaza, Unit A13, 71 Eastern Avenue
Tel: (345) 743 6700
Aspire is a specialist psychological health provider who work with children and adults that have complex additional needs due to trauma, disability or more.
Behavioral Health Associates Cayman (BHAC)
Hospital Road Plaza, Unit B, 2nd Floor
Tel: (345) 746 0066
BHAC is a comprehensive psychiatric practice dedicated to providing the highest quality mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in a caring, patient-friendly environment.
Bethesda Counselling Centre
68 Mary Street, George Town
Tel: (345) 946 6575
Telemental health therapy, face-to-face individual and group counselling/therapy, and online counselling offered for all issue types.
Cayman Heart Fund (CHF)
Tel: (345) 916 6324
Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit dedicated to improving cardiovascular health for all in the Cayman Islands. This includes educating the public on heart disease and stroke prevention, encouraging fitness and good nutrition, delivering programs that lower obesity rates, and influencing policy and investments to support healthy lifestyles. It supports access to high-quality cardiovascular care through various programmes and initiatives like CPR training, funding lifesaving medical equipment, including automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and financially assisting those in need of lifesaving treatment. It offers free wellness screenings to the public regardless of their status or insurance coverage, including tests for blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, cholesterol and glucose.
Cayman Hope Foundation
Operations Manager: Brent Hydes
Tel: (345) 928 9099
The non-profit, non-governmental, non-denominational Hope for Today Foundation is a coalition of volunteers dedicated to helping and supporting recovering drug addicts and alcoholics through the transition from prison or treatment to community life. If you need its help, or you would like to become involved, please make contact.
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, a 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, a free kids helpline for children and young adults up to age 21 and ongoing support and services for the Cayman Islands community.
Cayman LGBTQ Foundation
Tel: (345) 526 1001
The LGBTQ Foundation work toward creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable culture for the LGBTQ+ community of the Cayman Islands. The Foundation is committed to building a safe and culturally sensitive environment between our three islands.
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, and increases public education on the effects of domestic violence on children.
Tel: (345) 324 3779
Colours Caribbean is a registered non-profit organisation locally operated in the Cayman Islands that aims to cultivate a bold and visible community for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people of the Caribbean and Latin America by building a network of regional businesses and public venues free of discrimination and harassment towards anyone based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. Colours Caribbean advocates for LGBTQIA+ rights as human rights and promotes the inclusion and equality of LGBTQIA+ persons. Members of the Colours Collective meet regularly to organise events and discuss plans to promote visibility, provide education and encourage dialogue surrounding local LGBTQIA+ issues.
The Department of Counselling Services
Tel: (345) 949 8789
Provides quality, evidence-based programmes to help empower individuals and families.
Tel: (345) 949 0366 ext.1
A walk-in centre is 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.
Family Resource Centre
87 Mary Street, Apollo House West, 2nd Floor, GT
Tel: (345) 949 0006
The FRC provides services and programmes aimed at developing healthy family relationships.
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 Education for more information on home schooling.
Hope Academy (Clinical Services)
1053 Crewe Road, Grand Harbour
Tel: (345) 769 4673
Hope Academy offers a wide range of clinical services from consultation, assessment, education, and treatment. Their clinicians are committed to providing a comprehensive, treatment team approach within a supportive, nurturing and healing environment.
HSA Mental Health Services
Behavioural Health, 3rd Floor at Smith Road Centre, 150 Smith Road
Tel: (345) 949 5600
The HSA Behavioural Health Department provides a variety of services for children, adolescents and families. These include therapy for anxiety, trauma, and depression; neuropsychology and psychiatric consultation and medication management and more.
81 Godfrey Nixon Way, Corporate Plaza, Units 6-8
Tel: (345) 321 2957
A non-profit organisation supporting individuals with disabilities in their vision of accessing inclusive lives. It works with families, schools, employers, recreation/leisure providers and others to ensure all community members can meaningfully access, participate and belong in the Cayman Islands. Visit their Facebook and Instagram for more details.
Infinite Mind Care
Tel: (345) 926 0882
Infinite Mind Care provides evidence based couselling for children, adolescents and adults with emotional, social and behavioural concerns.
KidsAbility Paediatric Therapy Clinic Ltd.
273 Elgin Avenue, Unit 8, Midtown Plaza
Tel: (345) 943 5437
KidsAbility is a positive, child-friendly, family-based, multi-disciplinary paediatric therapy clinic that uses verified practice in a play-based setting. They work to educate families on how to meet their children's goals at home and school.
Tel: (345) 649 5437
A free helpline service for children and young adults up to the age of 18. Available Monday to Friday 10am-6pm.
Life Options Counselling Services
Tel: (345) 940 5433
Life Options is a private mental health wellness practice providing psychotherapy and life coaching services.
Light After Loss
Tel: (345) 546 9559
It aims to support the mental wellness of mothers after the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death. Through its unique approach, the group cultivates communities of healing connection. It provides financial resources to help ensure that every mother receives the physical and emotional care needed after the loss of a baby.
MS Foundation of the Cayman Islands
Alexander Place, Dorcy Drive
Tel: (345) 323 0656
This is 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. Both volunteers and donations are greatly appreciated.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Tel: (345) 929 6262
Narcotics Anonymous 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. The group aims to promote positive self-esteem, foster economic development, and positively transform the lives of children, their families, and their communities.
Unit 130, Regatta Office Park, George Town
Tel: (345) 745 6463
With the uniqueness of each client in mind, Dr. Bodden of OnCourse Cayman treats patients individually, with her specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy.
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.
Teens and Young Adults Lounge (TAYA)
Tel: (345) 949 0366 ext.6
The TAYA Lounge is a safe space for at-risk teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. 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.