Accidental Counsellor – eLearning & facilitated session Nowra

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Accidental Counsellor – eLearning & facilitated session Nowra

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Delivery Detail

  • A two-part (blended) learning course comprising:

eLearning module (1.5 hours) – for an optimum learning experience this is best completed prior to attending the facilitator-led session. Module available to access for 3-months.

Facilitated session (3.5 hours) – interactive face-to-face or virtual classroom (the Zoom video conferencing platform is used for virtual delivery). The virtual classroom will be hosted on Zoom and include breakout rooms where you will be interacting with other participants. Your individual link will be emailed to you after you register.

  • Accidental Counsellor is not an RTO accredited course; there is no assessment or formal qualification to be obtained. It can, however, contribute 5 CPD points.
  • Accidental Counsellor is being delivered as a training component of the Lifeline Community Connections initiative and is to be delivered by a Lifeline Trainer. Lifeline Trainers will have the skills and knowledge to deliver this course using the comprehensive Accidental Counsellor training package, after undertaking the train the trainer course.

Accidental Counsellor is aimed at those who would like to be able to safely and effectively support friends, family, colleagues, and strangers who are in distress or experiencing a crisis. The course will provide you with basic skills and a structure to enable you to provide immediate support and assistance using the ‘Recognise, Respond, Refer’ model. The skills learnt in the Accidental Counsellor course can be applied in many contexts, and 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.

The course is open to anyone and no pre-existing skills or knowledge are required. We can also tailor the course to suit your corporate environment.

This training session would normally cost $250+GST however this session has been funded IAG to support bushfire impacted communities and is at no cost to the community of the Shoalhaven area.


April 26
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Donna Moss


MIND the GaP
Building 306 University of Wollongong - Shoalhaven Campus George Evans Road NSW 2540
West Nowra, NSW 2540 Australia
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