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Accidental Counsellor (Virtual)

Wednesday 21 September 2022 | 10.00 am - 1.30 pm 

Virtual (Zoom)

3.5hr session + 1.5hr prior e-learning

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.