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March 22, 2022
C-TECH hands over desktop computers to NERHA to support HIV Response

The Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health (C-TECH) on Friday, March 18, handed over three desktop computer sets to the Northeast Regional Health Authority. The desktop computers are a project output of activities implemented under the current subaward agreement between the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) and the International Training and Education Center[…]

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November 21, 2021
Fully Funded Online Courses

C-TECH Caribbean currently has three fully-funded courses available for eligible and interested healthcare workers. Courses are being offered from the Department of Global Health eLearning Program at the University of Washington. Training will be delivered online between January and March 2022 and provides an opportunity for healthcare workers to upskill, retrain and gain qualifications. Information[…]

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November 12, 2021
Job Opportunity: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

POSITION OVERVIEW     The Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Advisor’s key function is to lead the C-TECH Monitoring and Evaluation portfolio. The position plays a central role in developing a program monitoring plan (PMP), developing data collection tools, managing data storage, and ensuring data quality, data collection and data analysis activities are implemented. The M[…]

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October 18, 2021
Vacancy: Finance and Administrative Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Finance and Administrative Assistant to join our team, supporting our Executive Director and the activities of our busy Finance unit. Position Overview: Reporting to the Senior Finance Officer, the Finance and Administrative Assistant will provide support to the finance team and provide general administrative support to the Executive Director.[...]

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July 12, 2021
Employment Opportunity: Human Resources Consultant

C-TECH has an exciting opportunity for a talented and dynamic Human Resources Consultant to join our team. Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Human Resources Consultant will be responsible for conducting a detailed assessment and evaluation of the organization’s Human Resource (HR) function. The assessment will support HR strategic reviews, job analysis,[…]

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July 2, 2021
C-TECH offers fully-funded training course to HIV/AIDS Health Practitioners from the region.

  C-TECH is facilitating a valuable educational and capacity building opportunity for Public Health practitioners working in HIV/AIDs response across the Caribbean. Through the I-TECH sub-award, C-TECH has provided financial support for sixty (60) Public Health practitioners to participate in the Project Management in Global Health course at the University of Washington Global Health E-Learning[…]

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May 6, 2021
C-TECH and partners celebrate one-year anniversary of Health Education Sessions on HIV and COVID-19

C-TECH, along with partners, the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Jamaica Network of Seropositives, celebrated in April 2021 the first anniversary of providing HIV Health Education and Information Sessions to the people living with HIV (PLHIV) Community. The webinars came about due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on key populations and[…]

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December 18, 2020
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C-TECH redirects activities in response to the Covid-19 crisis

The Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) has rallied its world-class talent and skills to help in the fight against coronavirus. From supporting front-line staff with vital training, to gathering and analysing data; C-TECH has risen to the challenge to help the government provide critical COVID-19 resources to health facilities, including support and[…]

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December 18, 2020
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Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) launches Website

The Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) is inviting visitors to explore its new website.  The website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features that provide a comprehensive understanding of C-TECH’s mandate and core activities. “We are thrilled to debut C-TECH’s website. We look forward to increasing our engagement with[…]

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December 18, 2020
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I-TECH, University of Washington Announces Launch of Independent Local Regional Office – Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH)

Kingston, Jamaica — Effective October 1, 2020 the Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH), officially launched independent operations, in Kingston, expanding over 17 years of healthcare programming within Jamaica and the region. C-TECH holds strong expertise in implementing innovative HIV prevention, care and treatment programmes and has now broadened its scope to combat[…]

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Joining Forces to Tackle NCDs!

Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and the Caribbean Training and Education Center for Health (C-TECH) team of Consultants had a fruitful meeting with Dr. Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health and Wellness, on July 14, 2023. Joined by his NCD team at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, we discussed the Caribbean Development Bank funded Caribbean Moves project. This initiative aims to improve the health of the Caribbean region and combat non-communicable diseases. Stay tuned for updates on our collaborative efforts!

A stressful work environment can contribute to several health issues both mentally and physically, these may include headache, insomnia, stomach-aches, anxiety, difficulty concentrating high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. 

It is important then that we take meaningful steps to ensure that we are manging our own personal space to avoid some of these issues. Our assumption, perception and expectation affect how we react to others and life situations and ultimately how we view how jobs. When assumption, expectations and perceptions are not met, we respond through our thought’s feelings and behaviours. It is important to practice positive thinking as our thoughts affects how we feel, and our feelings affects how we behave.

Here are some tips to help you with your work environment:

  • Seek for clarity instead of trying to convince yourself of what others are thinking
  • Refrain from personalisation, not everything mentioned is a direct attack on you
  • Invest in self care
  • Set limits
  • Proper nutrition
  • Connect with people

We often here people expressing how stressed they are feeling or how over worked they are, not having enough time to do the things they like such as spending time with friend and families or even a few self-care activities. We have watch families suffer due to long working hours as well as our jobs due to loss of interest and enthusiasm resulting from burnout. 

When workers are balanced and happy, they are more productive, take fewer sick days, and are more likely to stay in their jobs.

Here is how you can accomplish work life balance

At work    

  • Set manageable goals each day. 
  • Be efficient with your time at work. 
  • Take five. 
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Give yourself a break. 

         At Home

  • Don’t over commit. 
  • Get support. 
  • Stay active. 
  • Treat your body right. 
  • Get help if you need it. 

Tameca Dempster-Mattocks is an accomplished Associate Counseling Psychologist and Financial Counsellor, holding an M.Sc. Degree in Counselling and Social Work from Mico University College, along with multiple certifications in mental health from the University of Washington.

 

Currently, she holds the positions of Regional Psychologist – NERHA and Mental Health Program Coordinator at the Caribbean Training & Education Center for Health (C-TECH). Tameca has successfully managed regional mental health projects, overseeing and leading impactful initiatives that positively influence the mental well-being of individuals in the region. 

 

With a passion for community service, Tameca actively contributes to various private and charitable organizations, dedicating her time as a volunteer to support community members and at-risk youth.

Contact us for mental health support services