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C-TECH Supports MOHW with Workforce Strengthening and Development Efforts

C-TECH continues to support the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) through its dedicated efforts in workforce strengthening. On June 27th and 28th, the MOHW invited members of the C-TECH Mental Health team to deliver presentations to healthcare workers of the Psychosocial teams from across the island. This initiative aimed to enhance the capabilities and[…]

 C-TECH’s Clinical Mentoring and Mental Health Integration Workshop April 2024

Focusing on C-TECH’s Clinical Mentoring Program C-TECH/I-TECH provides technical assistance to clinicians at HRSA-supported HIV treatment sites through our Clinical Mentoring program. The C-TECH Clinical Mentors support clinicians who care for PLHIV through the provision of updates on HIV treatment guidelines, docket reviews of unsuppressed patients, case consultations, and delivery of didactic presentations to concretize the general[…]

C-TECH’s Country Consultation for the Caribbean moves initiative

Dr. Natalie Irving-Mattocks (right) and Dr. Maria Clapperton (left), Senior Medical Officer for NCDs in the Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago discuss the logo of the Trinidad and Tobago Moves (TT Moves). The TT Moves logo and messaging form a critical part of the public education and behavior change component of the Moves. Dr.[…]

C-TECH Celebrates Success in Empowering the HIV Community through Health Education Sessions

The Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health (C-TECH) has announced the successful conclusion of its impactful HIV health education sessions. This programme has played a vital role in providing essential information on HIV and other health-related topics to the HIV community and other stakeholders. Over the span of three years, C-TECH, in collaboration with[…]

C-TECH develops a Continuous Quality Improvement Strategy for Chronic Non-communicable Diseases for the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

C-TECH, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW), has achieved remarkable success in the implementation of the “Development of Continuous Quality Improvement Strategy for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases” project. Spanning from June 2022 to February 2023, this initiative aimed to enhance the quality of care provided to patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in[…]

C-TECH Transforms Healthcare Delivery in Jamaica with Innovative Telehealth Programme

C-TECH, the Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health, is revolutionising healthcare delivery in Jamaica through its groundbreaking telehealth training programme. This programme is offered to healthcare providers across treatment and support sites, equipping them with essential skills to effectively utilise telemedicine. Telemedicine encompasses both clinical and non-clinical remote services, focusing on providing low-resource clinical[…]

C-TECH’s Innovative Approaches to Healthcare Delivery

The Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health (C-TECH) is at the forefront of transforming healthcare in the Caribbean and beyond. As a regional organisation dedicated to addressing health workforce and health system challenges, we strive to bring cutting-edge technology and innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of the health sector. Here are some[...]

Introducing HealthJam: Revolutionising HIV Care and Treatment through Digital Health Intervention

C-TECH is revolutionising the landscape of HIV care and treatment with the development and testing, a cutting-edge digital health intervention. This innovative intervention is designed to support individuals living with HIV and other health conditions by increasing client engagement, strengthening the therapeutic alliance, and providing client-centric care through improved communication and remote support. This comprehensive[...]

Upskilling the Health Workforce: Caribbean Health eLearning Portal

The Caribbean Training and Education Centre for Health (C-TECH) is dedicated to transforming the public health system by equipping healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to deliver high-quality care. Our key initiative in achieving this goal is the Caribbean Health eLearning Portal, a robust Learning Management System (LMS) designed to empower the[…]

C-TECH DELIVERS MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PROJECT TO THE REGION WITH OUTSTANDING RESULTS

MEDIA RELEASE Kingston, Jamaica, 28 April 2023 – The Caribbean Training and Education for Health (C-TECH) has successfully concluded the Supporting the Mental Health of Healthcare Workers in the Region project. Launched last year in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the project was implemented in Jamaica and 11 other countries, with a total[…]

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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