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These worksops facilitated by David Cherry, a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, are for workers who are not employed in a counselling role but are called upon to give others emotional support.

The focus of the workshop is on teaching participants strategies for assisting individuals who are sad, upset, bewildered, confused, angry or suicidal while clearly remaining within their role.

The workshops cover the following areas: 

  • the skills of the helper including the importance of empathy and when not to empathise 
  • understanding professional boundaries including understanding your role and the limits of your role 
  • the difference between emotional support and counselling 
  • simple, practical strategies for supporting individuals who may be acutely emotionally distressed, including making appropriate referrals, while keeping yourself safe and remaining in your role 
  • self-care for the worker 

Workshop 1 – Wodonga 

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017
Location: DELWP Office, Bordermail Building,1 McKoy St Wodonga - (Parking entry via Morefield Park Dve) 


Workshop 2 - Cohuna

Date: Friday 25 August 2017
Location: NDHS, 33 King Edward St Cohuna

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

RSVP your preferred workshop location to Murray Dairy on (03) 5833 5312 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for a copy of the workshop flyer

Call 1300 834 775 to find out what assistance we may be able to provide you, or make an appointment with one of our experienced Rural Financial Counsellors.

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Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria - North East.

Unit 1, Enterprise House

3 Stanley Street

Wodonga VIC 3689

PHONE: 1300 834 775

EMAIL: info@rfcsvicne.org.au

FAX: (02) 6100 6123