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LifeLine Pietermaritzburg has a tradition of delivering training courses that enhance holistic growth and development of the participants. Our unique and innovative approach to training endows participants with skills and knowledge that enable them to cope in our very demanding and competitive world. We have a well-deserved reputation for conducting quality training that is recognised by other stakeholders in the field of emotional wellness. Currently, LifeLine has accreditation status with ETDP-SETA.

Personal Growth and Counselling Course

The Personal Growth Course is ideal for those in the corporate world and those who seek to improve relations. Because learning is most effective when it occurs through involvement and experience, participants are assigned to a small group that is facilitated by two experienced LifeLiners. The courses is based on participation, group discussion and experiential learning. The course runs once a week for 13 weeks and is divided into two parts, both of which are essential if you plan to become a lay counsellor.

The next Personal Growth Training Course starts on 01/01/2017 at 19h00.
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Part 1 is designed to facilitate personal growth and is aimed at:

  • Developing your acceptance and understanding of yourself and others
  • Deepening your understanding of life and spiritual awareness
  • Improving your interpersonal skills
  • Managing your anger
  • Enhancing your ability to confront issues constructively
  • Increasing your tolerance of others

Part 2 is aimed at teaching counselling skills through:

  • Learning how to apply your Part 1 learning
  • Learning the LifeLine Southern Africa counselling method
  • Learning how to counsel specific common problems
  • Practising your skills in group work

Families Matter! Programme

The Families Matter! Programme was adapted from the Parents Matter! Programme (PMP), a U.S. evidence-based intervention. FMP was developed in 2001 in response to a lack of parent-child communication about sexuality, as identified by Kenyan youth, and began being implemented in Kenya in 2006. The Families Matter! Program now operates in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa and Namibia.

  • Families Matter program targets parents/guardians of children of ages 9-12 years
  • Raise awareness on the parents about sexual risks, relationship building
  • Training last 5 weeks, one session a week and the session last 3 hours
  • Parent/ guardian is expected to bring his/her child on 5th session to practice all skills learnt (role plays)

Ten-day HIV and AIDS Course

This course is designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to conduct HCT and any counselling related to HIV and AIDS. It is aligned to National Department of Health guidelines. It is divided into three phases: personal growth, basic counselling skills and HIV and AIDS information. Participants are assessed before being declared competent. HIV-related topics that are covered include:

  • Latest ART’s guidelines and adherence
  • Correlation between HIV and TB
  • Address existing myths
  • Comprehensive HIV combination preventive method
  • Positive living

Ten-day Gender Based Violence Course

This course was designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to assist GBV survivors with practical help, court preparation and preservation of evidence. Course outline is as follows:

  • Domestic violence
  • Rape
  • Child abuse
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sexual Harassment

Child Protection Intervention Training

The Child Protection Skills Development Programme is for supervisors of community caregivers (and other child-caring occupations) and aims at improving the care of vulnerable children through enhancing the psychosocial wellbeing and child protection knowledge and skills of their caregivers. It help them with necessary skills to respond to child abuse, neglect and exploitation. The purpose of this skills development programme is to build the skills, knowledge and practice of coordinators and supervisors who are in direct contact with community caregivers who engage and respond to children and families. The course is accredited. The following modules are covered:

  • Understanding children
  • Understanding vulnerability and vulnerable groups
  • Understanding child abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Responding to vulnerable and abused children
  • Exploring child exploitation
  • Providing services to children: the continuum of care
  • Mobilising community responses to protect children
  • Building child champions in a community caregiving organisation

Contact Details

Telephone: 033-342-4447

Fax: 033-342-5929

SMS: 079-506-0000

Email: for Families Matter enquiries

Email: for all other training-related issues