Designed for senior leaders, decision-makers and influencers
This course and curriculum are developed by MHFA Australia, and delivered by MHFA Accredited Instructors.
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.
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.
- must be 18 years of age and over
- 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
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.
While students and other visitors attending onsite (excluding paid or volunteer workers) are no longer required to show evidence that they have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination, those undertaking placements must continue to adhere to the vaccination mandate that applies to their sector and/or their placement host.
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.
10% Off Offer:
Register for this course now to receive special offer of 10% off. This offer is valid 1st October – 30th October 2022 and is subject to change and course availability.
When registering, enter code EXPO22 in the “Discount Code” and hit APPLY. Limited to one (1) discount per person.
This course can be delivered in the following settings.
Instructor-led video conferencing
1 x 90min Instructor-led session via video conferencing.
1 x 90min Instructor-led session in a classroom setting.
Time zones: Virtual Training Room classes run on AEST/AEDT time zones