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Yamayamarra Accidental Counsellor with Mental Health Chat 34_LIT07AAC_O

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

DATE: Tuesday 28 June 2022
TIME: 9am – 5pm (lunch & morning tea supplied)
VENUE: Maldhan Ngurr Nurra Lithgow Transformation Hub,
Mort St &, Bridge St, Lithgow NSW 2790

The Lifeline Central West Yamayamarra 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.
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.

Yamayamarra Accidental Counsellor focuses on giving you the confidence to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing difficult situations or a crisis, by understanding more about their culture and beliefs.
Learning how to ‘Recognise, Respond and Refer’ helps participants build their confidence to support everyone and is particularly relevant for supporting our First Nations peoples in distress, or experiencing a crisis.

Participants will gain valuable knowledge and education on our First Nations peoples’ culture and history, as well as Mental Health, whilst
learning some tips on the following:
1. How to identify someone in distress
2. How to respond to First Nations peoples in crisis through using effective communication skills.
3. How to ask directly around suicide.
4. Importance of self-care.
This face-to-face workshop is delivered by Lifeline Trainers. It is open to Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples.
No pre-existing skills or knowledge are required. (age 16+)

This workshop also includes an additional Mental Health Chat. This short course will cover common myths and statistics about Mental Health in Australia. It will explore how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health conditions and how to respond appropriately to someone experiencing mental illness. It will help participants to start the conversations about mental health conditions.




    June 28
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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