Suicide Programs Accidental Counselling training program provides participants with the skills to talk to someone going through a difficult time, having relationship issues, not coping with life, or feeling helpless. This course will help your participants respond in a helpful and meaningful way.
They will learn how to have a difficult conversation; help someone identify their strengths; provide them with strategies to manage their stress and distress better; re-frame their thinking to give them a different perspective on things that previously appeared negative and unachievable.
The T4T is effectively delivered over a 4-day period, providing you with full accreditation to deliver the Accidental Counsellor training.
Day 1 & 2 – The full program is presented over two half days to give you a view of the workshop from a participant’s perspective and to provide time for reflection and feedback. Delivering it over the two half-days ensures we minimize virtual fatigue and provide participants the time to consolidate their learnings. Day one and day two start at 8:30am and finish at 12:00pm Queensland time.
Day 3 – Each component of the Accidental Counsellor program will be explained and explored in full detail covering the key concepts that underpin and inform the training program. The third day starts at 8:30am and finishes around 3pm to give participants extra time to prepare their presentation on day four, the last day.
Day 4 – Each participant will have the opportunity to practice and present a section of the program to ensure they have understood the intent and delivery method of the program, as well as enabling them to gain confidence in their presentation styles. The afternoon focuses on the organizing, planning, preparation, and presentation of an Accidental Counsellor workshop. The fourth day usually finishes somewhere between 3:30 - 4:30pm depending on the size of the group.
Once you have completed the T4T and have been assessed as competent you will have achieved your accreditation and receive your certificate. A minimum of two pieces of training per year, with a minimum of 6 participants at each training is required to retain your registration.
When delivering this training to 15 participants (or less) the workshop may be presented by 1 trainer, however, with 15-25 participants, it is recommended that two trainers or a well-being officer is present to provide additional support and enhance the learning experience of participants. 25 participants per workshop are the maximum number of participants per session given the sensitive nature of some of the content.
Every training session is to be registered with Suicide Programs and all participant materials are to be purchased from Suicide Programs.
The T4T will provide you with all the resources required to market and facilitate the Accidental Counsellor training including all marketing materials, trainers’ manuals, PowerPoints, and videos.