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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.


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Northern Rivers Transport Guide- tell us what you think

 

We are seeking your input into the evaluation of the recent Northern Rivers Transport Guide.

 

If you can spare a few minutes to fill out this short survey we would be very grateful

 
Walking The Line: Research, Advocacy And Impact

A seminar on using research and practice knowledge to maximize impact for people with disability will be held in Lismore on Wednesday, 29th October.

The seminar will illustrate how collaboration between researchers working people with disability, their families, community organisations and government can increase the possibilities for change and improvement. The seminar aims is to foster debate, share information and support practical and well-informed change.

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LGBTI Ageing Forum

More than 50 people attended the LGBTI Ageing Forum held in Ballina on September 18 to focus on the National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy.

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Position Vacant-Caseworker

Adult Accomodation and Support Homelessness Service Caseworker

For details see position package available here zipPackage.zip

 
Homeless Services: Regional Legal Services meeting

The Community Legal Centre – Tweed Office – is holding a Regional Legal Services meeting on 13 November in Tweed with a focus on improving service delivery to clients with a Mental Illness/Disability who are experiencing legal issues and require legal advice.

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Changemakers Festival

The Changemakers Festival is coming on 17-26 October 2014. It’s an initiative of TACSI – The Australian Centre for Social Innovation.

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Training Alert: The Shark Cage DV Training

The Shark Cage®: A practical framework for addressing vulnerability and re-victimisation in women who are victims of abuse and domestic violence. It’s at Crowley Meeting and Education Centre (near Admin), Crowley Village, 154 Cherry St, Ballina - Friday 31st October 2014 – 9.00am - 5.00pm.

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LGBTI Aged Care Training

This training is free of charge to participants and lunch is provided – it’s on Monday 3 November at Crowley Education Centre, Ballina, and November 6th in Tweed.

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National Respite and Community Care Conference 2014

The Shaping Our Future Conference is on at Novotel Sydney Parramatta, 350 Church Street, 23 - 24 October 2014. The program is now on the website and still more great speakers showcased this week.

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North Coast Complex Trauma Conference

The North Coast Complex Trauma conference is on 8th November in Byron Bay, bringing together national leaders in complex trauma work.

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Microfinance: The Better Alternative Conference 2014

Microfinance: The Better Alternative Conference 2014is on 30th & 31st October 2014 - Peppers Resort, Kingscliff NSW.

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DV Group

A group for women who have experienced violent or abusive relationships is on in Lismore starting October 17.

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