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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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The Australian Service Excellence Standards are quality standards for Community Services developed for the sector by the sector.   

The Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) star is a nationally recognised accreditation symbol that marks NRSDC’s achievement in

quality improvement in service outcomes and demonstrates our pride in service quality to our clients and staff.


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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

Celebrating Our Volunteers


NRSDC volunteer Aiyub Torin is one of our many wonderful volunteers who all received a volunteers' gift pack, in celebration of National Volunteers Week.

Thank you to all the fantastic volunteers out there - we couldn't do it without you!





Connecting Home-Community Engagement Project Officer

Wanted: a vibrant, talented and motivated person to join the Connecting Home Team.

Tenders Invited for Website Design

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Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) is looking for a talented and creative web design company to design us a new website. Click above to view a website brief which includes some information about NRSDC and the industry we operate in, along with the features and look we’re hoping to see developed in a new website.

LGBTI Shared Wisdom – Elders Gathering

Come share your wisdom with others, young and old, for an enjoyable afternoon of selected short films, conversation and discussion with the LGBTI community about ageing, what it means and where we go from here: 2pm, Fountain Room, Lismore City Hall on Sunday, May 24.

Going Purple for IDAHOT Day

Happy IDAHOT Day!

Last Monday (17th May) NRSDC staffers celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia.

They supported the day by wearing purple to raise awareness of the impact on young people.


New Family Planning Clinic Doctor

NRSDC welcomes Dr Kate Bolam to its staff and announces that she has been successfully recruited as our new Family Planning Clinic doctor. With this fantastic news the fortnightly Kyogle Clinic has reopened Monday 18th May, 9:30am-2:30pm.

NRSDC Services Now Open in Casino

NRSDC now officially have a new office space over at Casino in the new Neighbourhood Centre. The Family Referral Service, Connecting Home, Reconnect/GIT and Ability Links will be using the office space as an outreach post.

There is signage on the door and we are open for business. Operating hours are from 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday.

EOI Sought: 2015 Northern Rivers Community Sector Ball & Awards Night Coordination

Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC) is seeking expressions of interest from contractors (or organisations) to coordinate 2015 Northern Rivers Community Sector Ball & Awards Night, held in Lismore on 17th October. Interested contractors are invited to submit an Expression of Interest  by 9 am Thursday, 25th May 2015.

New NDIS Project and Website

Late last year the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) appointed JFA Purple Orange as the national support agency for the Disability Support Organisation (DSO) Capacity Building Project. JFA have started to build a website called Peer Connect.

Redfern Legal Centre Funding Crisis

Redfern Legal Centre is seeking assistance to help Redfern Legal Centre continue its work protecting the rights of vulnerable people. The RLC has been left with a funding shortfall of $290,000 due to previous State and Federal cuts and now faces losing half of its general legal team.

WANTED: The Best and Worst Examples of Government Reporting

You are invited to submit examples of best (and worst) reporting that not for profit recipients of government grant or contract funding are required to complete.

Early Childhood Intervention Australia Conference

The Early Childhood Intervention Australia State Conference will be held in Sydney, 28-29 May.

This conference focuses on inclusion and collaboration, providing an exciting opportunity for professionals and families in the Early Childhood Intervention and wider Early Childhood fields, to discuss, share and learn more about inclusion and collaboration in the changing context.

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