connectEDspace - support for young people

Young people can face all sorts of pressures – including problems at school, with friends or at home.
connectEDspace is a website by Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), dedicated to young people to help provide all the information they need to deal with the stuff they go through each day.

Aboriginal Family and Relationship Support


RAV provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals to help strengthen family relationships.

Counselling provides an opportunity to talk with a professionally trained person to discuss couple issues, conflicts with friends, relationship breakdown, parenting, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, grief, sexual problems, childhood sexual abuse, stress and work related tensions and disputes.

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Online Workshop: The Casual Counsellor

At some stage over their careers, many people will find themselves needing to support or help a colleague or a friend who is in difficult circumstances. Counselling skills can often assist in the management of the colleague or friend’s emotional response to an issue or event. Other situations where a person may need to be the “casual counsellor” include helping a staff member who is a direct report, helping a student or parent in an education setting or assisting a client in a non-clinical situation.

This workshop will focus on how to respond to a range of emotions, language and behaviours that often accompany difficult issues. It will also cover how to recognise when you might intervene as a casual counsellor and when you should refer to other professional helpers. Finally, the workshop will also discuss how you can keep from being too involved with the situation and strategies to take care of yourself.

Participants will learn:

How to identify when a colleague/staff member/client is not coping emotionally
  • how to identify when a colleague/staff member/client is not coping emotionally
  • how to decide when to intervene or assist
  • basic counselling skills including listening, using empathy, questioning and reframing
  • about their own reactions and the need for self-care. 

Ideal for

  • Staff in a range of workplaces including the community, education, health and business sectors who may need to support colleagues or clients.

About the presenter

Lilia Szarski is a clinical supervisor and experienced trainer at Relationships Australia Victoria and a qualified, registered psychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, International Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the International Association of Applied Psychologists.

  • RAV Training Team
  • (03) 8573 2222
  • This online, interactive workshop will be delivered live via Zoom video-conferencing. Further information will be provided upon registration. - To be advised
    • Starts 9:30am Thursday 8 October 2020
    • Starts 9:30am Tuesday 20 October 2020
  • One-day, online workshop from 9:30am to 4pm (AEDT).
  • $350 including GST.
  • Please note, in order to participate in this workshop, you will need access to the following:
    • Desktop or laptop computer
    • Reliable internet connection
    • Headphones
    • Microphone/speakers
    • Webcam (built in to your computer, or input separately)

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