Our Experts

Our Expert Team is the first contact for requesting mental health services. They determine the level of need for mental health services, provide assessment, linkage, and information and referrals. 

 Jhanille A. Brooks

 Jhanille A. Brooks is a Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselor with thirteen (13) years experience in the field. A mental health advocate and lobbyist, she is passionate about building awareness on the importance of being mentally healthy and, is keen to see greater improvement in the treatment, care and support for the mentally ill.  


She was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue Masters level studies in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling and her professional experience spans work in the areas of counseling, behavior change; substance misuse intervention; homelessness; community development; HIV/AIDS; as well as working with at-risk groups including youths.  


Jhanille is passionate about working to promote positive behavior change in persons and gives of herself outside of work hours to several initiatives and groups. 

Dorraine Young

Dorraine Young is a Licensed Associate Clinical Psychologist and Florida Board Certified Sex Therapist who has been practicing for the past nine years.   She has worked with a number of non-government organisations in Jamaica where she served populations including but not limited to people living with HIV (PLHIV), gender-based violence (GBV) survivors and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.   

Dorraine is currently employed as a Psychologist at CTECH.   

Joel Holding

Joel Holding Is an Associate Forensic Psychologist and holds a first degree in Social Work. He has been working with People Living with HIV for the past 8 years as well as with the LGBTQIA+ community. He is a volunteer with several social service and non-Government organizations in which he provides Counseling to clients and staff members of the various organizations. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the Jamaica Theological Seminary.  

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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