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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

Budget Advocacy Resource: Make Your Voice Heard

ACOSS has recently launched a new budget advocacy webpage. The page was developed to give individuals and organisations more information on the measures included in this year's Federal Budget; and to give them some ideas on how to make their voice heard as these measures make their way through the parliamentary process.

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Change of Venue: Housing & Homelessness Forum

The Northern Rivers Housing Forum has changed the venue for its Housing & Homelessness Forum: it's now on at Lennox Head Cultural & Community Centre, 9:30am – 4.00pm on Thursday 14 August.

Registrations have now closed as all spaces have been filled. Registrants will be contacted shortly with further information (where your registration was lodged by someone else, that contact will be used for further advice).

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Vacancy: Manager Far North Coast Family Referral Service

The Far North Coast Family Referral Service is a joint project between the Northern Rivers Social Development Council and Interrelate Family Centres.

We are looking for someone that can take a leadership role in the delivery of high quality services to families, children, young people and community services across the region. Closing date is August 4.

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NRSDC Wins ITAC Award

NRSDC has received an ITAC Award – Information Technology in Aged Care – as the winner of the Best Implementation of the Year Award​, for service providers with total income under $5M owned by the one organisation.

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Transport Guide Online

The Northern Rivers Transport Guide is now available online

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Seniors Housing and Retirement Living Conference

This one-day event hosted by Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT is on October 22 in Sydney.

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Local Community Services Association Conference

The Local Community Services Association Conference Program is almost complete with only a few more people to confirm in the line-up of inspiring keynote speakers and informative workshops. They are extending the Early Bird discount to 1 August for the conference, which will be held 2-4 September at Novotel Brighton Beach, Sydney.

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GST Exemption Campaign

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia is currently running a systemic advocacy campaign for SCIA Policy & Advocacy to get the Federal Government to increase the number of goods and services that receive GST exemption to help address the extra unavoidable costs that people with disability have.

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Domestic Violence Group: Women Exploring New Directions

Breaking Free is a group for women who have experienced violent or abusive relationships.

It’s running again from 25th July – 19th September, 10am - 1.00pm at 1 Club Lane, Lismore.

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Heads Up – Upcoming Training: Working with Men Who Use Violence

In September the Men and Family Centre will be hosting a visit from Rodney Vlais, the acting-CEO of the Victorian peak body No To Violence (ntv.org.au) and the Victorian Men's Referral Service. No To Violence are the peak Victorian body for organisations working with men to end their use of violence in relationships.

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Taking The First Steps – Sexual Abuse Survivors

“Taking The First Steps” is a closed program designed specifically for male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

A new program is starting Tuesday July 29 in Lismore. The 18-week program is presented as a 3-hour session one evening per week.

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Aboriginal Health Newsletter

The Aboriginal Health Newsletter Issue 4 is now available, with all the latest news about services in the Northern Rivers region.

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