Accidental Counsellor Foundations 2 Part

Basic skills for helping someone in distress


The Accidental Counsellor Foundations workshop will provide you with necessary skills and tools to be able to step into the shoes of an Accidental Counsellor momentarily. You will learn to respond appropriately, efficiently, and effectively to people in crisis or distress.

The skills learnt in ACF can be applied in many contexts, and will provide participants with skills in active listening, calming and effective gentle questioning. You will also learn how to ask openly about suicide risk and respond safely whatever the answer.

Participants gain a greater understanding of how to communicate more effectively and learn strategies to help foster effective and trusting relationships. 

The course is open to anyone, and no pre-existing skills or knowledge are required.

Ordinally this program would cost $200.00, however, the generous funding of Club Grants has allowed us to provide it at no cost to the community.

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.