Accidental Counsellor training

This four-hour course is delivered by qualified Lifeline trainers, and helps equip any member of the community to identify those in crisis and how to respond. Think of it as mental health first-aid.

Lifeline Northern Beaches’ Accidental Counsellor training can once again be attended as face-to-face sessions (or Zoom). Check out the dates for upcoming workshops to book your spot by clicking HERE.


The Accidental Counsellor training will equip you to:

  • RECOGNISE when others are struggling
  • RESPOND appropriately with confidence and
  • REFER someone to the best community-based help on the northern beaches


Now more than ever we need to be alert to common signs or behaviour changes that may occur when someone is struggling due to a personal crisis.


Uncertainty and anxiety are being experienced by many as people worry about jobs, businesses, family, health, friends and particularly elderly relatives. People are putting life ‘on hold’ and experiencing sadness and isolation.


Our community Accidental Counsellor workshops are conducted at Lifeline Northern Beaches in Balgowlah or virtually via Zoom.


If you’re looking for training for your organisation, please contact our Training team on the email address below so we can discuss your needs.


Contact training@lifelinenb.org.au for more details.

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Interested in taking part?

For information on tailored programs and in-house training for corporate or community groups, email training@lifelinenb.org.au or call our Training Manager on (02) 9949-5522
Our Training Manager is available 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday. If you call outside these times, please leave a message and we will get back to you.

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