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Accidental Counsellor Lithgow | 23_LIT05AC_O
February 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Lifeline Accidental Counsellor course equips participants with the essential skills and structure to:
Recognise when a person is in crisis.
Respond in an appropriate and compassionate manner.
Refer the person to a suitable service.
Fri 25 February 2022
10am-4pm (lunch & morning tea supplied)
Lithgow Workies Club 3-7 Tank St, Lithgow NSW 2790
Open to people working or residing in the Lithgow area. No pre-existing skills or knowledge are required. (age 16+)
Face to face workshop delivered by Lifeline Trainers.
Have you ever found yourself supporting a customer, client, friend, family member, colleague or even a stranger who is experiencing distress or a crisis, and you aren’t sure what to say? Our Accidental Counsellor workshop equips participants with the skills and knowledge to respond appropriately in these situations.
Learning how to ‘Recognise, Respond and Refer’ helps participants build their confidence to support someone in distress or experiencing a crisis. Participants will learn effective communication skills, ask directly about thoughts of suicide and respond safely, whatever the answer. It defines the role of an “Accidental Counsellor” and includes a self-care module to ensure their own wellbeing.
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This activity is supported by Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN), as part of the Australian Government’s response to the 2019/20 bushfires. Wentworth Healthcare is the provider of NBMPHN.