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Accidental Counsellor

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.

Delivery

  • 1.5 hours self directed e-learning
  • 3.5 hours group session delivered face-to-face or virtually

Interested in the 1-day face to face course? See What to Say and How to Help.

Who can benefit from this course?

  • 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.

For this course, there is a recommended minimum of 12 people and a maximum of 20.

Book a workshop for your organisation

To book a workshop please complete the enquiry form.

Attend as an individual

Please view the Training Calendar for available dates.