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Lifeline WA - Accidental Counsellor


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Online Workshop

Accidential Councillor* is aimed at those who would like to be able to safely and effectivly 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 Accridental Counsellor course 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. The course is open to anyone and no pre-exsisting skills or knowledge are required.

Accidental Counsellor uses a blended training model to provide effectivness and convenience

Total Course Duration
5 hour blended learning

eLearning: 1.5 hrs online, self-directed
Group Session: 3.5 hrs delivered in person or virtually by Lifeline trainers


Participants are provided with basic skills to support someone in emotional crisis by learning how to recognise, respond and refer to an appropriate service

Participants also learn how to confidently and safely ask about suicide

*Please be aware this course is not intended to train participants to be a counsellor.

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022
Time: 8:30am - 12pm
Place: Online


Proudly Supported by: WA Primary Health Alliance  |  Shire of Esperance

Event date 
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm