Tasha Broomhall is the Director of Blooming Minds and has been providing mental health and wellbeing programs throughout Australia for 17 years. Tasha holds a Principal Master Trainer status from the MHFA Australia program; is completing a Masters of Sc Psychology; is the founder and Editor in Chief of Blooming Minds magazine and the author of a number of books and journals to promote personal and organisational mental health. Tasha’s work has been recognised with the ICCWA Suicide Prevention Award in WA and recently as a finalist in the national LiFE Awards for Excellence in Suicide Prevention.
Mental health and illness is a serious topic but with almost half of us experiencing mental illness in our lifetime, it is a subject that we need to talk openly about in our homes, workplaces and communities. Tasha has developed programs to assist people to take responsibility for their own mental health and wellbeing and to act proactively in supporting the mental health of those around them.
Are you blooming?
While a substantial amount of airtime is given to raising awareness of the pernicious effects of depression, it is not the most common mental health affliction in our community. Tasha Broomhall discusses other less-talked-about, yet more pervasive mental health illnesses and offers up mental health first aid as a skill that is equally important as physical first aid.