BLOOM! At work! A Mental Health Guide for Leaders by Tasha Broomhall
Also available as an eBook.
A lot has been written about mental health, but it is often very theoretical and hard to translate into people’s everyday understanding. Tasha Broomhall has now written several books that explain exactly what mental illness is and how we can deal with it in our lives. This new book, like the others, is practical and down to earth, based on thorough research, and incorporates Tasha’s engagement with managers, supervisors and employees in a wide range of organisations. One of the special features if Bloom at Work is its insightful use of case studies of real people’s journeys in the workforce. I hope that it finds a place in the resources not just of HR departments, but of all concerned managers.
Prof. Alex Main Psychology and Exercise Science, Murdoch University
Almost half of all adults will experience mental illness in their lifetime and this can have wide reaching costs for the workplace. Despite the high impact, many supervisors, managers and colleagues do not know how to recognise developing mental health problems or how to appropriately support an employee with mental illness.
This book will provide knowledge about the relevance of mental health issues, a brief overview of common mental health issues and possible functional impacts and a range of proactive strategies and resources that may assist both the employee and the organisation.
This book is a “must read” for anyone who has a responsibility in organisational health and safety – from the CERO to the team leader. The honest approach to the need to balance employee health with profits and performance, makes this a practical manual that can be picked up and used in any workplace. COngratulations to Tasha for making the complex issue of mental health in the workplace so clear.
Gemma Downie MBADirector, Jargon Business Services