The Alex Panton Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established in memory of Alex Panton who succumbed to the effects of severe depression at the age of sixteen.
Tower has played a key role in the communication and promotion of the Foundation’s mission from its launch in February 2018. The Foundation’s primary objective is to help save young lives by raising awareness and providing help and support to children, teenagers and young adults in the Cayman Islands who may be struggling with mental health illness.
For the launch, Tower organised two screenings of the locally written, directed and produced short-film Hidden, about the effects of mental illness on children, as well as the Youth Mental Health Symposium, which saw mental illness experts, survivors and community leaders speak about the importance of addressing mental health issues in our community. The events brought together over 700 people to learn more about the Foundation and how they can help create a positive change in the community.
Within our continued partnership with the Foundation, Tower helps to manage the Alex Panton Foundation social media assets and is in the process of developing a website, which will become a key tool for sharing information and support to those who need it most.