Mental Health First Aid – Engaging Leaders

Course Title Mental Health First Aid - Engaging Leaders
Course Length 90 minutes
Study Mode On campus or online via virtual training room

Designed for senior leaders, decision-makers and influencers

It equips participants with information about MHFA Australia and how our courses can be used as part of a broader strategy to create mentally healthy workplaces. Providing this session to leaders will open up a conversation about:

  • Why supporting the mental health of employees is important
  • Benefits of MHFA to their workplace
  • Results of evaluations of the MHFA courses

The session has been designed to turn leaders into champions of the Mental Health First Aid program.
Ignoring mental health makes no business sense. 1 in 5 Australian adults experiences a mental illness in any given year and the costs to business can be significant. Mental ill health costs Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $1.6 billion in presenteeism and $146 million in compensation claims per year.

Only 22% of full-time workers with signs of common mental illness receive treatment for their mental health problems. MHFA training can assist workplaces in identifying and supporting individuals with mental health problems to receive professional help.
The MHFA Engaging Leaders course is available to be delivered face-to-face or via videoconferencing.

This course does not teach the skills of providing mental health first aid, and there is no certificate for attendance. It should be viewed as an information session only.

Australian residents can access this course via our full fee for service rate.

Fee For Service
$AUD 150 (incl. GST)

There may also be other charges such as material or amenities fees. A genU Training staff member will assist you in determining your course fees and a statement of fees detailing all course charges will be provided prior to enrolment.

For full details of genU Training’s course fees please view our Fees & Charges page.


When you study with genU Training, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen course. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Entry requirements

  • must be 18 years of age and over

Online requirements

Workstation setup

    • Stable internet connection with suitable data plan
    • A laptop, desktop or a full size tablet / tablet-computer
    • Web camera / microphone
    • Smartphone with charger
    • Earphones / headphones / speakers
    • Printer (optional)
    • Have a quiet / non-interruptive space
    • Desk/table, comfortable chair, no tripping hazards and room to move around for assessment
    • Access to water/tea/coffee

Browser software – Access to one of the following internet browsers, available to download from:

Video conferencing software (Zoom) – Access to video conferencing software (Zoom), available to download from:

Please note: You will need access to turn your Web camera and microphone on, as required when using video conference


Important information

This course contains content, concepts and scenarios that some individuals may find distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this course and in any future employment in this field.

  • Ensuring you have someone to talk to about the content if you need to
  • Contact phone numbers for counselling and crisis services
  • Information about what to do if you begin to feel upset during the training.


This course can be delivered in the following settings.

Instructor-led video conferencing

1 x 90min Instructor-led session via video conferencing.


On-campus (day)

1 x 90min Instructor-led session in a classroom setting.


Time zones:  Virtual Training Room classes run on AEST/AEDT time zones


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