Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury’s training team provides a range of courses developing awareness, skills and knowledge for issues that are of concern in the community. In addition to training our volunteer telephone crisis supporters, the Accidental Counsellor course addresses the uncomfortable topics of crisis and suicide. It also prepares us to recognise and respond effectively to those with suicidal thoughts.
Accredited Training Courses
Telephone Crisis Supporter Training
The Telephone Crisis Support Training Course is based on adult learning principles and experiential learning.
Lifeline is providing a Domestic Violence Response Training program called DV-alert which provides skills to recognise, respond and refer cases of domestic and family violence.
Non Accredited Training Courses
This 4-hour workshop teaches the core skills necessary to engage with someone who is struggling to cope with their day to day life due to stress, mental health issues, DV, or other crisis.
Dare to Ask
This 2-hour course teaches practical ways to help a friend, family member or co-worker. It deals directly with the topic of suicide and is designed to equip individuals with the ability to recognise when it is necessary to ask whether someone is thinking about suicide, respond with the appropriate skills and refer to relevant help.