Update on the Accidental Counsellor workshops in Southern NSW

Accidental Counsellor workshop

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN recently rolled out a series of free 'Accidental Counsellor' workshops across Southern NSW.

Pictured: Workshop held at the Crookwell Country Women's Association.

COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN recently rolled out a series of free 'Accidental Counsellor' workshops across Southern NSW.

The workshops aim to assist community members in having safe and supportive conversations with their family and friends as they recover from natural disasters, including the Tathra bushfires and current NSW drought. 

COORDINARE engaged the Centre for Community Welfare Training (CCWT) to deliver the one-day workshops. So far nine workshops have been held across the region, reaching 150+ community members.

It's great to see that 95% of participants enjoyed the course 'Very much' and 95% rated the CCWT trainers as 'Very good'. Almost 80% of people said that they would find the skills obtained useful.

One participant said: “I wanted to say thanks for the opportunity to attend this workshop. It was a really worthwhile event, the presenter was fantastic and the information was valuable."

A participant from the Yass region said: "It was wonderful to be able to attend such a course in Yass – I think it is very timely and appropriate given the additional stressors in place with the current drought."

Another participant said: “The course on Saturday, Accidental Counsellor, was the best one I've ever attended on the subject!"

We look forward to continuing to work with CCWT to deliver the workshops and positively impact our local communities. 

Find out more about the Accidental Counsellor workshops here