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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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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

Health Services & Homelessness: Survey

NRSDC’s Development and Innovation Manager Trish Evans is urging people to contribute to the work of the North Coast NSW Alliance to improve health and housing outcomes for people in the Northern Rivers.   

The Alliance is currently conducting a survey to help them better understand the barriers in the health sector for people without secure housing.

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Mindfulness Gym

Here’s a free workshop giving you a taste of various mindfulness practices: a Mindfulness Gym. A day of fun, learning, practise, self-care, relaxation and engaging in a range of activities including: Yoga, drumming, qi-gong, singing, massage and healthy lunch provided. It’s on May 14 in Lismore.

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Vacancy: NRSDC Reconnect/Getting It Together Caseworker

This position requires well developed skills and knowledge of relevant interventions which may assist vulnerable families and young people. The position forms part of a team within the Client Services branch of Northern Rivers Social Development Council (NRSDC). Service provision includes outreach to smaller town centres within the catchment. Closing date: COB (5pm) Friday 2nd May 2014.

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Lifeline Movie Fundraiser

Lifeline Northern Rivers is having a fundraising movie night in Lismore on Thursday May 1st at 7 p.m.

The movie is the new Wes Anderson movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, which has a star-studded cast and has received a great deal of critical acclaim  - Margaret and David gave it an unheard of 5 stars!

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Kingscliff High School Wellbeing Expo

After the huge success of the inaugural KHS Wellbeing Expo in 2013, they have scheduled the 2014 event on Thursday 8th May.

They are also looking for people to participate in the Wellbeing Expo as a stall holder.

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Better Boards Conference 2014

The Better Boards is a valuable conference for NFP organisations to attend given the impacts and challenges of managing change in the current NFP environment.

The 2014 Australasian Better Boards Conference will be held by the river at the Adelaide Convention Centre, August 1-3.

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Northern Rivers Helps Launch Rail Trails for NSW

There was strong attendance from the Northern Rivers at the official launch of Rail Trails for New South Wales at Parliament House in Sydney on Wednesday, March 26.

The group has been continuing to build community, political and professional support for a rail trail to be created in the Northern Rivers: A regional cycling and walking trail for all the community.

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Show Me the Money!

Show Me the Money: Income generating strategies for enterprising not-for-profits will be held in Melbourne on Sunday, May 25 - the curtain-raiser to the Communities in Control Conference on May 26 and 27.

This highly practical skills day will be hosted by Our Community in conjunction with social enterprise specialists Social Traders and Australia's leading crowdfunding platform Pozible.

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Taking The First Steps – Sexual Abuse Survivors

“Taking The First Steps” is a closed program designed specifically for male adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

The program is starting Monday 19th May in Lismore. The 18-week program is presented as a 3-hour session one evening per week. The six participants are attended by a team of 2 qualified facilitators.

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Barriers to Legal Services in NSW

The Legal Australia-Wide (LAW) Survey found that a sizeable proportion of people seek advice for the legal problems they experience, but many report barriers to accessing the legal help they require.

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NDIS Resources & Info

Here are some very useful references and suggestions regarding aspects of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

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Two Aged Care Conferences

The Elephant in the Room Aged Care Conference is on 29-30 April 2014, Terrigal; and MAKE HASTE Aged Care Technology Expo  is on 19 May 2014, Caloundra.

The Elephant in the Room Aged Care Conference will explore solutions and exchange ideas in innovation in key residential and community care delivery. Make HASTE EXPO aims to bring together leaders from across the health and age services sectors from Moreton Bay to Gympie and everywhere in-between.

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