Accidental Counsellor Foundations

Basic Skills to support someone experiencing crisis.


The Accidental Counsellor Foundations workshop provides participants with the necessary skills and tools to be able to momentarily step into the shoes of an ‘accidental counsellor’. Attendees will learn to respond appropriately, efficiently, and effectively to people in crisis or experiencing distress.

Focusing on the importance of communication, this workshop provides participants with fundamental skills in organisational, community, and individual resilience. The flexible and interactive format encourages attendees to ask questions and share their personal experiences.

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000

Lifeline South Coast would like to acknowledge the lives that have been lost to suicide. We are committed to supporting those with a lived experience of suicide and aim to reduce the stigma around seeking help for poor mental health and suicidal crisis.