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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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NRSDC Training provides Professional Development on topics of interest to people working predominantly (but not exclusively) in the health, social, community services and education sectors.

Please register by using the relevant registration form to be found in the course details below, and send it to Training Coordinator by email
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Date Title Venue Location
Tue 26 May 2015 - Wed 27 May 2015 YOUTH Mental Health First Aid (2 days) Crowley Meeting and Education Centre Ballina
Tue 16 Jun 2015 WHS Importance-Understanding Vicarious Trauma (for Managers) Northern Rivers Social Developmt Council Boardroom Lismore
Wed 17 Jun 2015 - Thu 18 Jun 2015 Mental Health First Aid - 2 days YWCA - Goonellabah Goonellabah
Thu 18 Jun 2015 How to Lead Groups with Creativity and Authority Northern Rivers Social Developmt Council Boardroom Lismore
Tue 23 Jun 2015 FREE Dementia Carer Education - Lismore (day) YWCA - Goonellabah Goonellabah
Wed 24 Jun 2015 - Thu 25 Jun 2015 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing - 2 days YWCA - Goonellabah Goonellabah
Wed 24 Jun 2015 FREE Dementia Carer Education - Tweed (day) HACC - Tweed Tweed Heads South
Thu 6 Aug 2015 Hoarding and Squalor - 1/2 day information session Northern Rivers Social Developmt Council Boardroom Lismore
Wed 12 Aug 2015 - Thu 13 Aug 2015 Communicating Mindfully in Conflict and Difficult Situations YWCA - Goonellabah Goonellabah
Thu 22 Oct 2015 Hoarding and Squalor - 1/2 day information session Northern Rivers Social Developmt Council Boardroom Lismore

Training News

Training Alert: FREE for Family Carers: Dementia Carers Education (Tweed)

This session looks at behaviour from the point of view of the person with dementia and explores the needs communicated by the behaviour and other contributing factors. The session will use a Purposeful Thinking approach to find practical ways of responding to the behaviours that cause concern to the person, the carer or others.

It’s on at Home and Community Care Centre – Tweed Heads Corner Minjungbal Dr & Heffron St, Tweed Heads South, 9.15am – 2.00pm, Wednesday – 24th June.

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Training Alert: FREE for Family Carers: Dementia Carers Education (Lismore)

Making the decision to access residential care is one of the most difficult that carers have to make. This session also covers the practical aspects of selecting a residential care facility and the processes involved. It’s on 9.00am – 2.00pm at YWCA Lismore, 101a Rous Road, Goonellabah, Tuesday - 23rd June.

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Training Alert: Fabulous Facilitation: Leading Groups with Creativity & Authority

Can you hold a group’s attention, handle difficult people and inspire positive action? In this workshop you will deepen your understanding of the people skills needed to skilfully lead groups, audiences and workshops to increase interactive participation and inspire action and sustainable change.

It’s on in Lismore on Thursday, 18 June, 9.30AM- 4.30PM at the NRSDC Boardroom.

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Training Alert: Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid training can assist in early intervention and in the on-going community support of people with mental illnesses. It is useful for people employed in areas which involve increased contact with mental health issues and for carers of people with mental illnesses. It’s on 17 & 18 June 2015 (Wed & Thu) in Lismore.

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Subsidised Mental Health Workplace Training

beyondblue is offering businesses heavily-subsidised mental health workplace training until 30 June 2015. For  as little as $300, mental health professionals will attend workplaces to train an unlimited number of staff about depression and anxiety, the impact of these conditions and how to support colleagues who may be struggling. 

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FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Community youth workers in rural and regional New South Wales can receive FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training - with courses coming upon the North Coast soon.

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Rock and Water Two-Day Workshops

The Rock and Water program offers new ways to interact and engage with young children, adolescents and adults through physical/social teaching. Master Instructor Brian Hayes will conduct a Two Day Rock and Water Workshop in conjunction with the Gadaku Institute in Byron Bay - June 15th & 16th. 

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Healthy Lunch Box Workshops from Cancer Council

Cancer Council NSW is passionate about getting more families eating more fruit and vegetables. That’s why they have developed Fruit and Veg Made Easy and Fruit and Veg Made Easy: Healthy Lunch Box – two different workshops to help boost fruit and vegie intake across the day.

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Training Alert: Leading Groups with Creativity and Authority

This workshop will deepen your understanding of the people skills needed to skilfully lead groups, audiences and workshops to increase interactive participation and inspire action and sustainable change. It’s on Thursday – 18th June in Lismore.

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Training Alert: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This 2-day course introduces participants to the principles and practices of motivational interviewing, the powerful evidence-based approach to helping people change. It’s on 24 & 25 June 2015 (Wed & Thu) at YWCA Goonellabah, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

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Training Alert: The WHS Importance of Understanding Vicarious Trauma - for Managers

This workshop is designed for managers working in the Human Services sector who are supervising staff exposed to traumatic client issues on a regular basis. The focus is on assisting managers to understand the concept of vicarious trauma and respond appropriately to the impacts of vicarious trauma on individuals in their organisation. It’s on Tuesday – 16 June, NRSDC Boardroom, 16 Keen Street, Lismore, 9.30am – 4.00pm.

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Building Resilience in Young People Workshop

A workshop on Working with Young People - Self Harm / Self Injury Behaviours will be held at St Brigid’s Catholic Parish (Church & Primary School), 39-49 McLaren Road, Nerang, on Friday, June 5.

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NCOSS Training Coming to Lismore

NCOSS is running training sessions in Lismore during June: Legal Tips for NFP Board Members, Working with Other Organisations, and Writing Winning Funding Proposals.

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Complex Trauma Workshop

Premier House Psychology is excited to present Philip Hilder on May 29th in Lismore, a psychologist/counsellor in the area of complex trauma offering a practical skills-based, comprehensive one-day training for therapists.

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Anti-Discrimination Board Seminars

The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW will be running seminars on Harassment And Bullying Prevention, Grievance Handling and Contact Officer Skills during May and June.

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Training Alert: Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 days)

This program is designed to train adults to assist young people in mental health crisis situations and/or in the early stages of mental health problems. It’s on Tues 26 May 2015 - Wed 27 May, 9.00AM - 4.30PM at Crowley Meeting and Education Centre – Ballina.

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RAGE Facilitators Workshop

Be trained to run the RAGE 6-week Anger Management Course for Teenagers. This training is for all professionals who work with angry and violent adolescents and who would be interested in learning how to facilitate this course effectively. It’s on Monday 1 June at Karinga Motel in Lismore.

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Trauma Informed Practice with Families

The YWCA is pleased to provide a free training workshop – Trauma Informed Practice with Families. The training workshops will be held in Lismore on Wednesday May 27 at the YWCA in Goonellabah, from 9:30am.

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Workshops for Trauma Workers

Based on many years of working with people’s experience of trauma, Mary Cutts presents and explains simple, safe tools and processes based on Narrative Practices and the Neurobiology of trauma to resource  workers - in the Tweed and Ballina region in the coming weeks.

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From Grant Funding to New Procurement Processes

The NCOSS Management Support Program will hold a workshop in Lismore on June 24: From Grant Funding to new procurement processes - Are you ready for the new environment?

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UnitingCare Institute of Family Practice Courses

UnitingCare Institute of Family Practice in Sydney runs professional development courses facilitated by experienced professionals' within their field, ensuring their knowledge and experience is current and relevant. Some of their courses being offered in 2015 are outlined below.

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Difficult Conversations: How to Talk to Almost Anyone About Almost Anything Workshop in Lismore

This workshop is for anyone who may be involved in any sort of difficult conversation about almost any topic. It's on in Lismore on June 3.

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The Occasional Counsellor Workshop in Lismore

The Occasional Counsellor™ is for staff who are not employed in a counselling role but are called upon to give others emotional support, including receptionists, case managers and direct care staff.  The focus of the workshop is teaching the participants strategies for assisting individuals who are sad, upset, bewildered, confused, angry or suicidal while clearly remaining within their role. It's on in Lismore on June 2.

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Family Centre Term 2 Course Calendar

The Family Centre has released its Term 2 Course Calendar, with a range of courses in parenting, relationships and communication.

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Writing Winning Funding Proposals

NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) is running a workshop in Lismore exploring From Grant Funding to Procurement Process in the new funding environment: Wednesday, 24 June 2015 from 9:15AM to 3:30PM.

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Training Alert: The WHS Importance of Understanding Vicarious Trauma

This workshop is designed for managers working in the Human Services sector who are supervising staff exposed to traumatic client issues on a regular basis. It’s on at the NRSDC Boardroom, 16 Keen Street, Lismore on Tuesday, 16 June, 9.30 am – 4.00 pm.

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Training Alert: Youth Mental Health First Aid

This program is designed to train adults to assist young people in mental health crisis situations and/or in the early stages of mental health problems. It’s on at nCrowley Meeting & Education Centre, 154 Cherry Street, Ballina (inside Crowley Village), 26 & 27 May 2015 (Tue & Wed).

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Training Registration - Confidence and Connection

Please find Registration form for Confidence and ConnectionTraining Registration - Confidence and Connection

 
Revised 2015 Training Calendar

The revised 2015 NRSDC training calendar is now available.  2015 Training Calendar - revised

 
ON-Q Human Resources Training Calendar

ON-Q Human Resources has released its Training Calendar for February-June 2015.

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NRSDC 2015 Calendar

The 2015 NRSDC Training Calendar is now available: NRSDC Training Calendar 2015

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Older People Planning Ahead

An information session covering enduring guardianship and advance care directives will be held in Grafton on Monday 14 October 2013.

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Parenting Course Calendar

The Family Centre's Tweed Shire Parenting Course Calendar for term 2 is available now.

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