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Everybody Needs a Home Conference 2015

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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

Bake Off Rasies Funds for Local Jarjums!

NRSDC staff members cooked up an innovative way to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day by organising a Bake Off for our local Jarjums on August 4.

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Vacancy: Manager, Byron Youth Service

Byron Youth Service has developed a reputation for creatively responding to the needs of young people in our community. Thet are seeking a person that can match their passion and commitment to the work they do.
BYS is seeking a part-time (30 hr/ wk) permanent experienced and hands-on Manager to join this not-for-profit community organisation in Byron Bay.

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The Family Centre Term 3 Courses

The Family Centre’s Term 3 Course Calendar is now available.

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The Family Centre Info Session

The Family Centre is holding an Information Session on 6-7pm on Wednesday August 19 at its premises in Rivendell St, South Tweed Heads. All welcome!

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The Family Centre News

The Family Centre’s July/August Newsletter has exciting news with the Commonwealth Government reversing its decision to cut funding for its REALskills Program, after a hard fought community campaign to retain this important service for the community.

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Youth Off The Streets Meeting

As part of the Richmond LAC ongoing commitment to youth-related crime and associated issues, Chad Ritchie from Fr. Chris Riley, Youth Off The Streets Program is attending Lismore on August 13 to see if he can assist with solutions to our youth problems. Chad Ritchie is the Director Aboriginal Services, Youth Off The Streets Limited.

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Mirri Mirri Cultural Engagement Training

A Free Workshop will be held on Wednesday 9th September at YWCA Northern Rivers, 101a Rous Road, Goonellabah, providing interactive cultural awareness and competency training for professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities, tailored to the family and community service sector.

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ASIC Helps Indigenous Consumers Avoid Funeral Rip-Offs

ASIC has joined ACCC and other consumer protection agencies across Australia to launch the Avoid a funeral rip-off campaign—a joint initiative of Australia’s Commonwealth, state and territory consumer protection agencies, through the National Indigenous Consumer Strategy (NICS) Reference Group.

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Vacancies: Senior Project Officers - Substance Misuse (Crystal Methamphetamine) x 2 positions

Following on from the Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice) Symposium held in Lismore on 8 May 2015, NCPHN is seeking applicants for 2 Senior Project Officers to implement the Strategies and Actions developed on the day.
Applications close:  9am Monday 10 August 2015.

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FREE Course for Indigenous Women - Ngalingah Mijung Dubais Program

The next Ngalingah Mijung Dubais program will commence in September for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women who are looking to enter the workforce.

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Byron Bay Holding the Man Charity Screening to Help End HIV

A special screening in Byron Bay of new Australian film Holding The Man is set to help raise money to end HIV transmission in NSW.

The  pre-release screening of the highly anticipated film will take place at the Palace Cinema in Byron Bay on Sunday 23 August and will be a fundraiser for ACON, New South Wales’ leading HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI* health organisation.

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Market Research Young Gay Men 18-22

ACON is seeking market research participants aged 18-22 to help give information on emerging media use trends for Ending HIV, as well as feedback for the Young Gay Men’s Project engagement and future directions. Participants will be paid $150 on completion of the research, so it’s a nice incentive to take part.

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