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Accidental Counsellor for RFS

September 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm September 22, 2022 @ 9:30 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.

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.

This Face to face workshop is delivered by Lifeline Trainers. It is open to people working or residing within the Nepean Blue Mountains region.
No pre-existing skills or knowledge are required. (age 16+)


Choose your date from the drop down menu:

(please note these dates are not sector-based, but to provide flexibility for members to attend when it suits best.)


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.


September 15, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
September 22, 2022 @ 9:30 pm
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