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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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Abuse of Older Adults

adult abuse

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presentations from
the 2007 conference

The Northern Rivers Abuse of Older Adults Prevention Project was a community initiative funded by the Department of the Attorney General aimed at developing an interagency protocol and educational program to assist local service providers in responding to incidences of older adult abuse, and to increase public awareness of the nature, impact, and prevalence of elder abuse within the Northern Rivers region.


If you live in the Northern Rivers region of NSW and you would like to know information on who to contact regarding older adult abuse contact the Far North Coast Respite and Carelink Centre on 1800 052 222. If the situation is urgent and someone's life is in danger, please tell them to contact Police or Ambulance immediately on 000.



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1 Preventing and responding to abuse of older people NSW interagency policy 2014
2 Abuse of Older Adults: Reports
3 Abuse of Older Adults Prevention Project