Engaging Leaders

The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Engaging Leaders is a 90-minute information session designed for senior leaders, decision-makers and influencers.

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The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Engaging Leaders is a 90-minute information session designed for senior leaders, decision-makers and influencers. It equips participants with information about Mental Health First Aid and how courses can be used as part of a broader strategy to create mentally healthy work and community environments.

Who should participate?

This session is best suited to leaders, decision-makers, and influencers within work, sports and community organisations.

What you’ll learn

Providing this session to leaders will open up conversations about:

  • Why supporting the mental health of employees or team members is important
  • Benefits of mental health skills to their work, sports or community organisation
  • Results of evaluations of the mental health skills courses

The session has been designed to turn leaders into champions of the Mental Health First Aid program by developing a greater awareness and understanding of mental health.

Why attend the Engaging Leaders session?

Aussie workplaces annually lose over 6 million working days due to mental illness and many people delay seeking help until it takes a great toll on their wellbeing. Early intervention with mental health issues can be critical to prevent a small problem turning into a major crisis. By training staff, raising the awareness of mental health and removing the stigma often associated with these conditions organisations can make a real difference to employee mental health and worker productivity. By implementing MHFA training, managers can encourage people to talk about mental health issues and help them to take action early and get the professional help needed to overcome their condition before it develops into a crisis.

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, $6.1 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 work and community members in identifying and supporting individuals with mental health problems to receive professional help.

Our Trainers

All our Engaging Leaders session and MHFA course facilitators have undertaken rigorous training with Mental Health First Aid Australia and are highly experienced in their field. Dedicated and knowledgeable they can help and advise organisations on all aspects of workplace mental health planning, training and strategy.

CONTACT US  to arrange a session to engage your leaders in embedding mental health into your workplace.

This info session 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.

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The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Engaging Leaders is a 90-minute information session designed for senior leaders, decision-makers and influencers. It equips participants with information about Mental Health First Aid and how courses can be used as part of a broader strategy to create mentally healthy work, sport and community environments.

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