As a community member, you may find yourself providing support in your community to people who are experiencing difficulty and emotional distress, particularly following significant events like last year's bushfires, flooding and COVID-19.
Do you want to help but not sure on the best way to respond? Sometimes, without intending, you can become an 'accidental counsellor' and you may be confronted with a range of dilemmas and uncertainty.
A free, one day workshop will be held in Mollymook to provide a practical framework and skill set that enables you to respond in this situation.
It will be held at Mollymook Golf Club on Thursday, May 6 from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Register here.
It's brought to the Shoalhaven Community as part of the Supporting Resilient Communities Initiative by the Centre of Community Welfare Training (CCWT) partnering with COORDINARE to deliver free training across South Eastern NSW to support community wellbeing and recovery from natural disasters.
During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to:
- Define the role of the Accidental Counsellor
- Examine the importance of self-awareness
- Explore 2 frameworks that form the basis of Accidental Counselling
- Examine and apply key communication skills
- Examine the 5 Stage Helping Process
- Discover how to successfully refer to other services if required
- Identify a range of self-care strategies.