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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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Northern Rivers Housing Forum

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2011 census and homelessness PDF Print E-mail

 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will conduct the next Census of Population & Housing on 9 August 2011. The ABS counts everyone in Australia at that time, including people who are homeless.

There are many ways in which services in touch with people who are homeless can assist the ABS to get an accurate count. This can include providing information on the extent of rough sleeping in the area covered by your service, alerting your staff and volunteers to recruitment opportunities connected with the count of people who are homeless, and getting key messages about the Census out to your service and its users.

 Achieving an accurate count is in everyone's interests and the participation of services is an integral part of the count.

For more information about the Census and how your service could help: contact Dougie Wells, National Homeless Operational Planner, Australian Bureau of Statistics Sydney, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .