Many people find it difficult to engage with a family member, friend or colleague who is going through a crisis due to mental health, domestic violence, drug and alcohol or other issues. To give people who find themselves in that sort of situation the confidence and the skills necessary to support someone in their moment of need, and refer them to the most appropriate support, Lifeline created the Accidental Counsellor Workshop.
Now to meet demand in the Harbour to Hawkesbury region, Lifeline H2H will be running the 4 hour workshop on six occasions between June and November. The first course will take place on Saturday June 10, 9am-1pm, for which online booking is now open.
The workshop focuses on the core skills necessary for individuals to engage with a person who is struggling to cope with their day to day life due to stress, mental health issues, domestic violence, substance abuse or other crisis.
Participants will be able to RECOGNISE when a person is in crisis, RESPOND in an appropriate and compassionate manner and REFER to ongoing support. Anger, suicide and self-care will also be specifically discussed.
Click here for more information, including dates of subsequent presentations of the workshop.