Tasha Broomhall

Tasha Broomhall

Tasha Broomhall is the Director and lead facilitator for Blooming Minds Mental Health and Wellbeing which has partnered with organisations and communities to develop cultures of positive mental health and wellbeing for the past 10 years.

After spending the beginning part of her career working individually with employees living with mental illness to manage its impacts in the workplace, she recognised a gap in manager understanding of mental illness and their legal obligations and responsibilities to employee mental health.

That’s why she developed Blooming Minds – to not only inform leaders about their roles and responsibilities towards employee mental health, but to provide tools and supports that give practical steps for responding to mental health issues in their employees, themselves and their colleagues.

Tasha is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Certified Expert Presenter (CEP), hold a Principal Master Trainer status from the MHFA Australia program and is currently completing a a PhD. She's combined her passion for mental health with her love of writing and has authored Bloom! Mental health and Wellbeing and Bloom! at Work, A mental health guide for leaders. Based in Perth, Tasha travels throughout Western Australia, Australia and internationally, delivering workplace mental health training for leaders.

Mental Health Week begins on October 7th, 2018. To celebrate, we are sharing a series of articles by seven different writers each of whom have chosen a verb that for them, relates to mental health. We’re calling this series ‘Doing Mental Health’ and you can look forward to reading ‘to Talk’ ‘to Be’ ‘to Self-Care’ ‘to Change’ ‘to Permit’ ’to Speak’ and ‘to Balance’. You’ll find one new article every day of Mental Health Week and we hope you enjoy each and every one. Thank you to Tasha Broomhall from Blooming Minds for this helpful piece - To Talk.
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Connecting by Tasha Broomhall

"Self-Absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action.” Daniel Goleman, Social Intelligence.