The Miss World Cayman Islands (MWCI) Organization and Girl Power Cayman (GP) have partnered with counseling and mental health services, Infinite Mindcare, to provide support and guidance to their participants and committee members.
“Our community has been reeling from the blunt reality of the crisis facing our youth as it relates to mental health and bullying,” Director of MWCI, Ms. Pamela Ebanks-Small said. “It is such a huge concern to our organization and community right now that we felt it was important to get ahead of it and be proactive rather than reactive.” Ms. Ebanks-Small commented.
Infinite Mindcare is a private, innovative, multi-specialty, counseling practice in Grand Cayman, treating teens, and adults, couples and families. Sutton Burke, MS, LCPC is the Owner & Clinical Director of Infinite Mindcare and has over 10 years’ experience with treating anxiety disorders such as OCD, Panic disorders, performance anxiety, substance abuse and supporting first responders. “I feel it’s important to work with young ladies in the pageant arena in order to help make mental health something they feel they are able to speak about for themselves,” Ms. Burke said. “It also helps break up the pressure they may feel to be “perfect” and even the concept that being perfect exists. In the age of social media, picture filters and editing, I hope to empower women of all ages to be authentic and confident in who they are in the world without the confines of body image, esteem, and comparing themselves to others.” Ms. Burke added.
The first session held with Ms. Burke in January of this year was with the Girl Power Cayman members and committee. The session focused on mindfulness and listening to what our bodies are telling us. Josie Watson, a member of GP Cayman commented “I think it’s really important for people to have access to mental health professionals such as Ms. Burke because it allows young women like me, to be able to express emotions that we may be suppressing. I found our first session with Ms. Burke very helpful and informative.” Miss Watson said.
Girl Power Cayman is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire, nurture, and empower young women between the ages of 15 and 25. The program focuses on building self-confidence and training young women to be leaders in our community. “We are so pleased to partner with Infinite Mindcare to create a space to have conversations with our young women about mental health. We all go through mental health issues, of different degrees, from time to time, so knowing you have a resource to talk to, is important. Our committee is not specialized in this area and thus we felt we needed the professional support. Thank you to Ms. Burke and her team at Infinite Mindcare for partnering with us and supporting us as we strive to support and guide our young ladies.” Ms. Pamela Ebanks-Small said.
For more information on Infinite Mindcare, please visit www.infinitemindcare.com and for more information on Miss World Cayman Islands and Girl Power Cayman please email email@example.com .