Blooming Minds have been awarded the Injury Control Council of Western Australia’s Private Sector Achievement Award for Suicide Prevention Initiatives for our work with organisations.
The annual ICCWA Injury Prevention and Safety Excellence Awards deliver public recognition, education and stature to those making contributions towards a safer Western Australian community.
F AlachAdult & Family programs Manager, WA Museum
The course was valuable in offering language, approaches and techniques to frame difficult work scenarios where mental health issues need to be explored and managed.
C BamManager, Department of Commerce
Practical tools and advice to identify and manage mental illness in the workplace in a way that supports the individual and the business needs. Excellent presentation, good examples, entertaining. It was fun and really useful!
S SmurthwaiteAssociate Director, UWA
Very practical and examples that have meaning. Exceptionally well presented, I was engaged for the full 3 1/2 hours. I think this course should be mandatory for all managers.
I JacksonHead of Human Resources, Water Corporation
A really useful pragmatic program which added significant value to both the individual and the organisation.
E ChristophersLead Facilitator, HBF
Tasha's knowledge and passion is so infectious. It creates excitement in the room and provides security that it's safe to raise issues. Such a warm facilitator, capable of handling sensitive issues with compassion and humour. It was a real pleasure to listen to Tasha and I will recommend this course to others.
A .LindhjemStaff Development Consultant, Department of Corrective Services
The Department of Corrective Services has asked Tasha Broomhall, on many occasions and in a variety of settings, to provide training to the Corrective Services Academy on topics relating to mental health. We have found Tasha to be an experienced and creative facilitator who is able to take dry topics and present them in a way that maintains the attention of the training participant - regardless of their existing knowledge. Tasha does this through interactive and engaging presentations with participants commenting that Tasha's approach is light-hearted, fun and very informative. I have no hesitation in recommending Tasha and Blooming Minds as a provider of training in psychology-based topics.
L FranklynFPM Manager, BHP Billiton
Great facilitation and real world experience to help us tackle the challenges of mental illness in our workplace and lives.
K BurtonCoordinator Corporate Systems, HCN
I highly recommend this course to anybody who manages staff in the workplace as it provides practical tools and advice on how to approach issues that may involve mental health in the workplace, building leaders' confidence in tackling situations for the best outcome for the staff involved and for the organisation.
A. BestSnr. Renewals Planner, Water Corporation
The Blooming and Buoyant course opens your eyes to behaviours you slip into doing everyday even though you don't want to. It helps you to build positive plans to improve.
J. MalcolmHealth Promotion Coordinator, Water Corporation
The Water Corporation has been using Blooming Minds for the last 2 and a 1/2 years to increase awareness about mental health issues and how they can impact employees, both directly and indirectly. Blooming Minds courses have added value to our organisations Health Promotion program. We anticipate increased productivity and reduced absentee and presenteeism will be worth the investment in engaging with Blooming Minds. In the early stages of the partnership we focused mainly on increasing awareness through programs Blooming Minds had already developed, however Tasha is flexible and open to working with our needs and developed a new program to specifically target some areas we had identified as in need of attention. Both Tasha and Angi are very engaging presenters and both very different and unique in their approach to engage staff in attendance. Blooming Minds usually go that extra step in their delivery by incorporating resources such as CD's, books and gifts rather than simple PowerPoint presentations and basic handouts. Their follow up reporting and feedback provided to us as a corporation is also timely and beneficial for us to assess the requirements of staff and plan ahead for our mental health training.
I would recommend Blooming Minds to any organisation looking to implement a program to help assist in improving the mental well being of their most important asset - their staff. The Water Corporation continue to engage with Blooming Minds in both our metropolitan locations and regional areas to deliver mental health awareness and training courses.
N. CarterManager, Professional Development, Department of Corrective Services
As Manager, Professional Development, at the Corrective Services Academy, my section is responsible for providing the organisation with an incredibly varied and diverse range of learning and development opportunities. In this role, I have had the pleasure and opportunity to work closely with Blooming Minds, and Tasha Broomhall in particular, on a number of occasions for a variety of reasons.
In terms of workshops, the Academy has utilised Blooming Minds (Tasha Broomhall) to run a number of standard Mental Health First Aid programs, to which we always receive positive and enthusiastic reviews. Tasha has also effectively customised Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers for the specific context and presenting issues faced by Department of Corrective Services supervisory and management staff. Tasha also facilitated a stand-alone half day session Are You Blooming Well for Academy staff, to meet specific outcomes as proposed by the client.
In all instances, Tasha ensures she is well briefed as to the requirements, context and participant needs of the session, and deals with the content in a sensitive and respectful manner, allowing people to be vulnerable but still maintaining emotional support and protection.
I have also worked closely with Tasha to design, develop and facilitate a number of plenary and break-out sessions run at conferences for Senior Executives within the organisation. These too, have been highly customised, appropriately managed and incredibly well received. She always strives to be innovative in her approach, to (safely) challenge the audience, to provide tools and techniques which the individual can easily transfer to a practical setting and is always conscious to provide support where required. Tasha also works from the perspective of dealing with a 'whole' human being, in the sense that they bring a full range of experience, bias and perception to the organisation, which also needs to be safely and compassionately balanced against their responsibilities as a public sector employee.
I can wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend Tasha as an exceptional, inspiring and incredibly experienced facilitator with a clearly evident passion to assist others in improving their lives through greater awareness and care for self.
It has been an absolute pleasure.
S. AshtonManager, Injury Management and Wellbeing, Safety and Health, The University of Western Australia
We have used Blooming Minds to deliver mental health training to our supervisors at UWA for the past 3 years.
The questions we were getting from our staff were along the lines of 'we understand the signs and symptoms of mental illnesses such as Depression and Anxiety ... but have difficulty knowing actually what we can and can't say to support staff members who are experiencing these signs and symptoms. We want to support our staff, but we don't want to get ourselves into trouble for saying the wrong thing'.
Tasha has been the facilitator of our sessions and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her sessions are very practical and evidence based. She uses humour very well to make the participants feel comfortable and is able to engage with all levels of staff (from Executive through to new supervisors). The sessions use current research and literature that is explained in a way that is clear and simple for attendees to digest, and then implement in the workplaces.
The feedback we receive from attendees is always positive and it is the first training we lock into our training calendars each year.
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