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StandBy Response Service

The StandBy Response Service is a community-based postvention program delivered by Northern Rivers Social Development Council providing 24-hour response to friends, families, associates and communities bereaved by suicide. Suicide is a time of immense crisis and the tragedy of suicide loss can create trauma, deeply affecting individuals, families and entire communities. In many cases those bereaved do not know where to turn for help or how to find supports that may already exist. The Standby Response Service provides a reliable single point of service coordination and contact, offering respect, understanding and support for the health and well being of people bereaved by suicide, Call 0417 119298 - 24 hours 7 days per week

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Suicide Call Back service: 1300 659 467

 

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Welcome to the website of the Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC), a community-based not-for-profit organisation that promotes fairness and social inclusion in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Our vision, simply put is ...together in a fair community. NRSDC supports the most vulnerable people in our community and strengthens communities by providing opportunities and services to alleviate disadvantage, engaging in advocacy and promotion, informing and educating people, organisations and government as well as encouraging partnerships, research and planning for future needs.


Latest News

Dementia Language Guidelines

"The Dementia Language Guidelines have been developed by Alzheimer's Australia in collaboration with our national consumer advisory networks to promote the consistent use of appropriate, inclusive and non stigmatising language when talking about dementia and people with dementia." www.fightdementia.org.au Dementia Language Guidelines

 
Revised 2015 Training Calendar

The revised 2015 NRSDC training calendar is now available.  2015 Training Calendar - revised

 
Journey to Recognition Seeks Local Support

The Journey to Recognition is planning a trip through our region in March 2015 and is looking for involvement and support from local organisations and community groups.

Recognise is the people's movement to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia's Constitution and to ensure there is no place for discrimination in our founding legal document. 

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Expressions of Interest Open for Home Care

Expressions of Interest (EOI) have opened to organisations to acquire the Home Care Service of NSW (Home Care).

The NSW Government announced last year that as changes to the aged care and disability support systems occur, Home Care is being transitioned into the non-government sector, ensuring the sustainability of these vital services provided to some of the community’s most vulnerable. Home Care EOI applications close on 24 February 2015.

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ON-Q Human Resources Training Calendar

ON-Q Human Resources has released its Training Calendar for February-June 2015.

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Workshop: Managing Performance and Respectful Workplaces

This workshop being held by Jobs Australia in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in February will look at two critical challenges that managers and leaders must deal with on a regular basis: effective people and performance management while fostering a respectful workplace.

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NDS NSW Annual State Conference

Places for the NDS NSW Annual State Conference for 2015, "500 Days and Counting" are filling quickly. Make sure you take advantage of the early bird discount which closes 5PM, Friday 23 January.

The conference, to be held on 16 and 17 February at the Hilton Sydney, will cover information on the NDIS that disability organisations cannot afford to miss.

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Legal Aid Sessions

Legal Aid is running free workshops and information sessions for the community sector, as well as for the public, schools and community groups.

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Board Builder Conference

Registrations are open for the Board Builder conference 2015, aimed at promoting good governance of community organisations. It’s on in Melbourne on February 23.

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Mindfulness Program

A four-week Mindfulness Express Program will be held in Lismore starting February 16, providing a fresh look at kick-starting your mindfulness practice for 2015.

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Weaving For Apology Day

Rekindling the Spirit would like to offer the local Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander communities the opportunity to participate in weaving workshops using traditional Bundjalung weaving techniques.

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Lismore Rising Event

Lismore Rising is holding an event to promote a Just World for Women and Girls and an End to Violence - Thursday 12th February 4.00 – 5.45pm, beside the Transit Centre, cnr Magellan & Molesworth Streets, Lismore.

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