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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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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

Bereavement Workshops

StandBy Response is presenting a “Pathways to Care” and “Crossing the River” Bereavement Workshops, offering local community support for those bereaved through suicide. It’s on Thursday 21 August, 9.30am – 3pm at Lismore City Hall.

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Transport Guide Online

The Northern Rivers Transport Guide is now available online

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Housing News

The latest issue of NCCH’s quarterly publication, Housing News, is now available.

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NSW HIV Testing Week 14-20 July

Locally, as part HIV Testing Week, a new monthly HIV/STI testing service will be launching in Byron Bay as a priority service for gay and bisexually active men. Byron Men’s Clinic will start 17 July.

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Vacancy: Trainee Admin//Receptionist

Ballina’s Bunjum Aboriginal Cooperative Limited have a vacant position for an Aboriginal ADMIN/RECEPTIONIST TRAINEE position to fill.

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Drug & Alcohol and Health Resources

There’s a new drug and alcohol resource plus a 2014 report on Australia's health.

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Funding for Disability Projects

Run Projects is an initiative of My Choice Matters, and is a way for you to apply for funding (up to $5,000) to co-run a project with My Choice Matters.

The aim is for people with a disability to get more Choice, Voice and Control in their lives.

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New Family Services Website

There’s an exciting new website for people seeking information about family and child services in the Lismore area.

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LGBTI Cancer Support

A support group for LGBTI people who have or are experiencing cancer has started in Lismore. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month, 6-8pm at ACON Northern Rivers in Lismore.

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Vacancy: Consulting Psychologist

Challenge Children Service is looking for a consulting psychologist who has experience working with children and young people to support the North Coast Children’s Services team.

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Training in Street Art for Youth Workers

Here is an unique opportunity to learn the skills of the street for Youth and Community Workers. This 2-day Professional Development workshop guarantees you will be cutting up stencils as good as any Banksy. It’s on in Byron Bay, August 11 & 12.

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Workshops: Fines and dealing with the State Debt Recovery Office (SDRO)

Learn how to help your clients with unpaid fines, at Redfern Legal Centre's free training for NSW community workers offered online.

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