Mental Health Support Services for HCWs

C-TECH’s mental health services are designed to respond to the mental health needs of MOHW staff by providing counselling support, mental health digital solutions, on-demand in-person support services and daily wellbeing tips. The program is open to all health and social care staff, however, healthcare workers involved in HIV treatment, care and support will be specifically targeted. You can self-refer or refer a colleague (with their consent). The service is confidential and free of charge for all health and social care staff.


C-TECH has supported more than 860 healthcare professionals in Jamaica and the O.E.C.S. through its project activities, one of which is its monthly mental health & wellness webinar. The webinars are geared towards offering support through psychoeducation on a range of topics to develop and improve one’s coping skills and strategies in dealing with the many stressors brought on by the daily demands of our health force. It provides a space in which you are free to express yourself and receive feedback, whilst building a network of support with people of common interest.


C-TECH offers free, confidential, and accessible therapeutic support to healthcare workers. A mental health professional will collaborate with you to enhance resilience and manage mental health challenges. Book an appointment today and get back on track with good mental health.


C-TECH helps healthcare workers find resources and support to manage burnout and maintain good mental health during these challenging times.


C-TECH provides access to job aids to help prepare healthcare workers to provide high-quality, comprehensive HIV care and treatment services with the aim of improving health outcomes.

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.

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