The Department of Counselling Services is the agency within the Cayman Islands Government that provides high quality, cost-effective treatment services in the Cayman Islands. All of our services use evidence based intervention, strength based model and are culturally sensitive to fulfill specific needs of the diverse population of the Cayman Islands.
People of all ages and from all walks of life have benefitted and improved their lives by participating in the various services offered by the Department of Counselling Services. Therefore, our Team works patiently to assist those interested in changing their lives and strongly believe that the initial alliance that is created with each and every client is the foundation of the therapeutic relationship, and therefore this relationship and every client is always treated with dignity and respect.
The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) wishes to advise the public of our continued confidential services being offered during island-wide restrictions due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) has made operational changes in response to the confirmation of the COVID-19 in Cayman.
The following amendments to service reflect the department¡¦s priority to maintain the health and well-being of clients, minimise risk of exposure to staff and help prevent the spread of the virus:
The Mental Health Helpline 1-800-534-MIND (6463) will be operational from today at 9am until 5pm. The line will be available Monday to Friday. EAP and the Counselling Centre will be manning the line along with the help of the Cayman Islands Psychological Association.
Family Resource Centre (FRC) staffers have successfully completed the Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Train the Trainers programme.
Save the date for the purplest 5K on island! More detail to follow! #eachforequal
The anti-bullying Dress for a Cause event, held a Pink Shirt shoot on the front steps of Government Administration Building, was attended by the Deputy Governor, Mr. Franz Manderson and the Director of Counselling Services Mrs. Judith Seymour.
The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) is marking Recovery Month, this September, with several awareness-raising activities and events.
“The annual observance is an important part of the department’s outreach work with people recovering from mental health and substance use disorders, their families and the broader community,” says DCS Director Judith Seymour.
“We have a clear mandate to help support families and individuals actively battling these issues. Along with therapies available at our community based clinic, The Counselling Centre, and Caribbean Haven Residential Centre, we are using a joined up strategy for targeting recovery by providing a series of educational opportunitie
View the complete short documentary film "Men's Voice" on You Tube
Deputy Govenor,Franz Manderson, speaks about the Men's Voice Documentary which is to be premiered 19 November at Regal Cinema's in Camana Bay 6pm on International Men's Day
Twenty-five government school educators received a full day of Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) training at the Family Resource Centre (FRC) on Thursday, 18 October 2018. In addition, two half-day SNAP sessions for 50 more teaching staff were held on 19 and 20 October. SNAP is an evidence-based programme which research proves is effective in helping children and their families develop strategies to manage their emotions and keep their problems small.
The first Interscholastic STOOD UP Anti-Bullying Fair where schools send their winners to compete against each other to win cool prizes on who has the best project based on Anti-Bullying themes.
The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) is observing Recovery Month during September.
In celebrating the theme of Recovery Month, the department's staff hosted an afternoon of fun activities for alumni, residents, family, community members and kids.
Today marks the beginning of Recovery Month 2018! This year’s theme is Join the Voices For Recovery, invest in health,home, purpose and community.
The Family Resource Centre is holding a three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme workshop August 28-30 on the Brac.