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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 (ASES) star is a nationally recognised accreditation symbol that marks NRSDC’s achievement in

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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

Casemanager- First Response Connecting Home

WANTED:    Vibrant motivated person committed to supporting vulnerable people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to work in a wonderful, supportive, warm team environment.

The First Response Team, Connecting Home.

 

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National Disability Conference Initiative Funding

Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, has announced Government funding for disability conferences.

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headspace Lismore Youth Reference Group

headspace Lismore is working on reinvigorating its Youth Reference Group and is looking for Expressions of Interest from the region’s young people.

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New Intake Telephone Salvation Army

The New Intake telephone number for the Salvation Army, Goonellabah, is 1300 371 288 for service providers for their info and referral for clients requiring welfare assistance.

The 1300 371 288 number is a national phone number for all people accessing assistance from The Salvation Army. 

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Lost Conversations: What conversations are you not having?

Lost Conversations is a free e-book the result of two years work by nine authors — five Aboriginal and four non-Indigenous who have first-hand experience of what happens when black and white Australians come together to try and create change. The book acknowledges that while there is no lack of goodwill, motivation or commitment to change, there is a glaring lack of skills — skills that are new, undeveloped and largely untested — skills that have to do with how we relate.

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Trauma Informed Practice with Families

The YWCA is pleased to provide a free training workshop – Trauma Informed Practice with Families. The training workshops will be held in Lismore on Wednesday May 27 at the YWCA in Goonellabah, from 9:30am.

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A-TRAC Regional Tobacco Workshops

The AH&MRC Tobacco Resistance and Control (A-TRAC) Team is hosting several Regional Tobacco Workshop in in 2015. The workshops aim to bring together any staff or professionals working with Aboriginal clients/community on tobacco resistance and control to build capacity and create new networking opportunities. Port Macquarie - April 21st & 22; Lismore - April 28th & 29th.

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Seminar: Aboriginal Breastfeeding Duration

A UCRH Research Seminar will explore the issue: Why can’t I make a difference to Aboriginal breastfeeding duration?

It’s on Thursday 23 April 2015 from 4.00-5.00pm presented by Catherine Helps at Lecture Theatre, University Centre for Rural Health, North Coast (UCRH) 61 Uralba St, Lismore (opposite Lismore Base Hospital) or via video-conference.

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Workshops for Trauma Workers

Based on many years of working with people’s experience of trauma, Mary Cutts presents and explains simple, safe tools and processes based on Narrative Practices and the Neurobiology of trauma to resource  workers - in the Tweed and Ballina region in the coming weeks.

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headspace Tweed Heads Youth Network

headspace Tweed Heads is looking for 12 - 25 year olds who are passionate about making a difference in their community and making social connections to join its Youth Network.

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Youth Street Art Mentoring Project

<In.scribe> Youth Street Art Mentoring Project is offering the opportunity for the regions youth to get involved with other creative youths in the shire and <IN.SCRIBE> their art on the streets! In a street art* mentoring project opportunity for youth (13-17 years), youth will have the opportunity to develop their artistic skills, explore creative personal exploration, collaborate and work with guest professional artists and share their creative voice in the production of street art in the Northern Rivers Region.

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SAVE THE DATE: Lismore Community NAIDOC Day

NAIDOC Week 2015 will be celebrated at Lismore Showground on Friday 10th July, 10:00am – 2:30pm, with the Lismore NAIDOC Ball event at the Lismore City Hall on Saturday 11th July.

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