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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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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

Last Chance to Nominate!

There’s only one day left for nominations for this year’s Northern Rivers Community Sector Awards – nominations close this Friday, October 31, at 5pm and no late entries will be accepted!

Already we have received great entries but we are certain there are more people who deserve to be recognised for their outstanding work.

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Family Energy Rebate

Applications are now open for the 2014-2015 Family Energy Rebate. The application submission deadline is Midnight 16 June 2015.

The Family Energy Rebate (FER) helps NSW family households with dependent children to pay their electricity bills. In 2014-2015 the Family Energy Rebate gives eligible households a $150 credit on their electricity bill.

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Empower U Course in Ballina

An Empower U course for for 14-25 year old is being run again in Ballina, November 21-23rd, and sponsorship means for the last time it is offered for the incredible price of $50 - which is down from $495. 

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Byron Shire Interagency Quarterly Meeting

The last meeting for the year is on Wednesday 19 November 9.30am - 11.30am, Byron Regional and Cultural Complex Ewingsdale Road  Byron Bay.

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New Groove Inclusive Initiative

Biala presents Cape-ABLE / Groove-ABLE with Simon Eastburn playing live 2pm-5pm on November 1 at Shaws Bay Hotel in Ballina.

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Vacancy: Program Support Officer

The Program Support Officer position will provide a range of supports to the YWCA NSW Northern Rivers community service programs. Applications close 4pm Monday 10th November 2014.

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The Neglect of Neglect: Protecting Australia’s Children

The quarterly Lismore Child and Family forum will be held Wednesday November 19th from 10am – 12:30pm at the YWCA NSW Northern Rivers  Auditorium, 101a Rous Road Goonellabah.

It will explore understanding child neglect and potential actions for prevention and early intervention.

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Alcohol and other Drugs

The annual presentations on Alcohol and other Drugs - what people working with adolescents need to know – are being held in Lismore and Tweed Heads.

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Job Workshop for Teens

There’s a fabulous free workshop at Goonellabah Library on Thursday 6 November for teenagers who are interesting in looking for work or want to improve their chances of securing a better position than they currently have.

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Green Army Team Wanted

Applications for joining a Green Army team are open now with 72 positions available on 8 projects in the Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Grafton and Coffs Harbour areas.

The Green Army is a voluntary programme for 17-24 year olds interested in protecting their local environment. The Green Army allowance ranges from $10.14 to $16.45 per hour.

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One Step Away Launched

One Step Away – the NCOSS 2015 NSW Election platform for achieving fairness for everyone has been launched.

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Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program – 2014/15 funding grant

Early Childhood Intervention Coordination Program applications for funding for Northern NSW District (from Grafton to the Qld border) are now open.

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