Accidental Counsellor Foundations

Basic Skills for helping someone in crisis

Accidental Counsellor Foundations Workshop

Please download our Accidental Counsellor Foundations information brochure here

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Basic skills for helping people in crisis
One day (7.5 hours)
Anyone 16 years or older
One registered trainer per 25 participants plus one support person
$250+GST per participant (tailored packages available for workplaces or groups of 15+)

What is included?

The Accidental Counsellor Foundations workshop is a full-day program which 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.

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 participants to ask questions and share their experiences.

Lifeline South Coast offers a range of options for people wanting to train in Accidental Counsellor Foundations. Details of the next available training dates in both the Illawarra and Shoalhaven are listed to the right. Or we can arrange to come to your workplace to train larger groups.

Please get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss your training needs –


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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.