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Accidental Counsellor

Monday 29 August 2022 | 4.00pm - 7.30pm

Online Event

Lifeline WA present the Accidental Counsellor workshop for the local community of Esperance. Proudly Supported by West Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) and the Shire of Esperance.

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 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-existing skills or knowledge are required.

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


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.

This workshop requires Zoom, access to a computer/laptop with camera and microphone access per person.

Please select your FREE ticket for more information about the e-learning and structure of this workshop.

This workshop is an 18+ event.