Kash Thomson

Registered Psychologist
B Beh Sc; Grad Dip Psych; M Clin Psych (MAPS)

Director at YES Psychology & Consulting

"I am passionate about helping people change for the better. To overcome challenges, to grow and and build a fulfilling work and life balance."

About Kash

Kash is an agile and trusted professional, able to support leaders and employees across a diversity of contexts - from resilience and wellbeing programs to risk-management and recovery. He is passionate about helping organisations, teams and individuals to become more effective through evidence-based, practical solutions. He brings empathy, energy and enthusiasm into his consulting, facilitation and training.

Kash is a Psychologist with 25 years of diverse experience in the field of psychology, including training, leadership development, organisational consulting, program development, clinical therapy and customer relations.

Kash has held substantive management and directorship-level roles, leading professional teams Australian wide. Kash previously held the office of President and Vice President (2015, 2016) of the Employee Assistance Professional Association of Australasia (EAPAA) and regularly contributes to communities of practice in the area of "mental health in the workplace".

Kash holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and a double major in Training Development & Change Facilitation. Kash is a Master Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness and a TACTICAL COMPOSURE resilience trainer.

Kash is a regular conference and masterclass presenter on topics such as employee wellbeing, mental health leadership and the "Return on Investment for Effective Employee Wellbeing Programs".

Kash is trained as an internal auditor with compliance to RABQSA-AU and Workplace Health & Safety Officer (WHSO) Stage 1 - Griffith University, 1992. Kash is also a trained Mediator. He has successfully developed Quality Management Systems for EAPs compliant to ISO9001:2008. Kash has expertise in coaching, counselling, group therapy and mental health services. Kash holds specialist consultancy experience in the delivery, quality management and review of large-scale counselling, peer-support and Critical Incident Management programs.

Kash has extensive experience in providing training programs for public and private organisations. Example programs include: "Employee wellbeing; Mental health leadership at work; Managing difficult situations and people; Managing self-harm and suicidal behaviours in the workplace; Positive workplace behaviours and culture; Stress and change resilience; Helping managers support distressed staff; Self-care; Performance management & feedback; Communication skills; Work-life balance; Next-of-kin notifications and Managing trauma & critical incidents".