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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

Support Group for Kids

Just B Kids is a support group for children 5-7 years old who have a Parent with a Mental Health Issue. It starts in Lismore on Tuesday 9.30-11.30am, 10th March – 7th April (5 weeks) .

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New Research Into Youth Homelessness

“The Cost of Youth Homelessness in Australia” is the first study of its kind in Australia and the largest ever undertaken internationally.
More than half of the study's 400 respondents had been diagnosed with a mental health condition, had been in out of home care and 39% had experienced family violence before 18.

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Funding Changes in the Disability Sector

JFA Purple Orange social profit organisation reports that the last few months have been monumental for many peak disability advocacy organisations. Changes to the Department of Social Services grant system has left many organisations high and dry without the security of future funding.

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Blues Busting at Gold Coast City Libraries

From March to June, City Libraries are presenting ‘Upbeat’, a program supporting positive mental health and wellbeing.

The ‘Upbeat’ Program, which aims to bring about health and wellbeing benefits to members of the community, includes a range of mood lifting books as well as a range of ebooks, CDs and DVDs in support of many common mental health issues. Art therapy, music therapy, mindfulness workshops and information sessions are also available.

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S.H.I.F.T. Project Byron – Helping Homeless Women

The S.H.I.F.T. Project, Bryon is a residential transition program for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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Changes Ahead for NSW Home Care Service

The NSW Government has decided that in the future Home Care will be operated by the non-government sector. There is no immediate change to services or to the Home Care staff that support older people, people with disability, and their families and carers. The NSW Government considers this a necessary step to ensure that Home Care can continue to provide quality services to older people and people with disability.

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Carers NSW 2014 Carer Survey: Main Report

The survey was completed by approximately 1,700 carers across NSW and has collected more detailed data than any previous Carers NSW Carer Survey and highlights the major emerging findings, with further in-depth analysis and reporting to continue.     

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NDIS Rights Info Sheets

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a new system in Australia which will affect millions of people and the way they access disability services and the NDIS Rights website provides fact sheets about your legal rights when accessing the Scheme.             

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Project Management Skills for NFPs

This 1-day course teaches project management skills you can use straight away. It's on in Brisbane in April and September, as well as other capital cities during the year.

If you manage projects in the not-for-profit sector, you will know that your industry regularly faces challenges that many commercial organisations do not.

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Join the Journey to Recognition in Lismore or Tweed!

Join the Journey team for an afternoon tea panel discussion about constitutional recognition.

Thursday 5 March, 6.00pm to 9.30pm at HACC – Heffron St, Tweed Heads or Monday 9 March, 3.00pm to 4.30pm at Lismore Workers Club – 231 Keen St, Lismore.

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North Coast Aged Care Symposium

A North Coast Aged Care Symposium will explore The Many Facets of Neurodegenerative Disorders - Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd July 2015 at Ballina RSL Club.

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Mental Health Conference Funding

Need funding assistance for your mental health conference? Applications are now open for Not-For-Profit Organisations to receive funding to promote mental health and suicide prevention themed conferences in 2015 with a clinical/professional focus.

Applicants may apply for up to $20,000 (GST Exclusive) to assist with the costs of their conference, provided the conference is committed to meaningful participation and engagement from consumers and carers.

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