47 Free Workshops Across South Eastern NSW in 2021

As part of the Supporting Resilient Communities Initiative, CCWT and COORDINARE are partnering to deliver free training across South Eastern NSW that enhances community wellbeing and recovery through natural disasters.

Initially 21 Accidental Counsellor workshops were delivered across the region between February and early May 2021. This highly popular 1-day workshop helps you to build skills, confidence and frameworks for responding effectively to people experiencing difficulties and emotional distress, whilst remaining attentive to your own wellbeing.

The remaining workshops have been scheduled between June and September in response to burgeoning interest as well as ‘on-demand’ requests, and cover the following courses:

  • Accidental Counsellor (full day workshop)
  • Managing Conflict & Difficult Conversations (full day workshop)
  • Self-Care (full day workshop)

Any community members, service providers, volunteers, business operators or professionals from the following Local Government areas:

  • Eurobodalla
  • Bega Valley
  • Snowy Monaro
  • Queanbeyan Palerang
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Yass Valley
  • Upper Lachlan Shire
  • Wollongong
  • Shellharbour
  • Kiama
  • Shoalhaven
Accidental Counsellor

As community members and service providers we often find ourselves providing support to people experiencing difficulty and emotional distress. We want to help, but how should we respond? Without the assurance that comes from being a qualified counsellor, the Accidental Counsellor can be confronted with a range of dilemmas and uncertainty.

This 1-day workshop aims to provide you with a practical framework and skill set that enables you to respond to people experiencing difficulties with clarity and confidence.

For a detailed course description click here

Managing Conflict and Difficult Conversations

Managing conflict and having difficult conversations is an inevitable part of life. We often approach these as a ‘problem’, but when handled well, conflict and difficult conversations can be healthy, constructive and positive. For example, they can allow us to communicate our thoughts, feelings and needs in a healthy way, strengthen relationships, and be a springboard for personal and/or professional growth. However, knowing the appropriate approach is a must.

This interactive 1-day workshop aims to help you to discover the best approach by building self-awareness, extending knowledge and practicing skills.

For a detailed course description click here


How do we remain balanced and sustainable in the face of life’s ever-changing stresses?

This highly interactive 1-day workshop focuses on developing knowledge, skills, strategies, and self-awareness to assist you to effectively navigate life’s pressures in a way that maintains and maximises your wellbeing.

For a detailed course description click here

These workshops are free and open to all community members, service providers, volunteers, business operators and professionals living or working in the area in which the workshop is offered.

Funding requirements require you to provide some demographic information when you register and to complete an evaluation after the workshop.

If you are unable to attend a workshop that you have registered in, we ask that you let us know so that we can make your space available to someone else.

To enrol, click on your preferred workshop:

Accidental Counsellor

Bega – Thursday 3 June

Yass – Tuesday 8 June

Goulburn – Wednesday 9 June

Batemans Bay – Friday 18 June

Wollongong – Monday 28 June

Nowra – Tuesday 29 June

Ulladulla – Wednesday 30 June

Narooma – Monday 5 July

Cooma – Thursday 8 July

Queanbeyan – Wednesday 14 July

Managing Conflict and Difficult Conversations

Bermagui – Sunday 6 June

Bega – Friday 11 June

Batemans Bay – Tuesday 20 July

Ulladulla – Tuesday 27 July

Nowra – Wednesday 28 July

Goulburn – Tuesday 17 August

Queanbeyan – Wednesday 18 August

Cooma – Thursday 19 August

Wollongong – Wednesday 15 September


Moruya – Thursday 17 June

Bega – Monday 19 July

Ulladulla – Tuesday 31 August

Nowra – Wednesday 1 September

If you have difficulties registering on-line please send an email to yasmin@acwa.asn.au

In your email you must include the following information, or you will not be registered:

  • Your name
  • A contact phone number
  • Address of your home or workplace
  • The date and venue of the workshop into which you would like to be registered

You will then be manually registered into the workshop and sent a confirmation – this will take a few days.

Online registration is the best option as it enables you to provide all required information and reserve your space in a timely way (and places are limited).

CCWT is here to help. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Yasmin Stein on 02 8974 9825 or at yasmin@acwa.asn.au