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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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Australia's most extensive directory of community support services providing access to 242,055 health, welfare and community service records. There is currently over 4,600 services listed for the Northern NSW area.

Northern Rivers Housing Forum

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The Northern Rivers Housing Forum has been established to highlight housing issues and needs, identify challenges, and determine innovative and sustainable approaches to address these issues across the region. This regional forum also allows for ongoing discussion and dissemination of relevant information amongst key stakeholders, provides opportunity for partnerships and collaboration as well as research and policy development.

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The forum has representation from the seven Local Government Areas of Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed.  Membership is open to any group or individual who supports the purpose of the Forum.  A core group (The Executive) meets every six weeks to drive the Northern Rivers Housing Forum.   Forum events are held twice a year, which provide an oportunity for people to network with others who are involved in housing as well as learn more about what is happening in the region.  The role of the forum is described in its Terms of Reference

The Northern Rivers Social Development Council has agreed to act as the contact point for the Northern Rivers Housing Forum.  To access housing information CLICK HERE.  To speak to someone about the forum or any posted information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  If you would like to join the Northern Rivers Forum distribution list to receive occasional emails about Northern Rivers housing issues please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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