A Smile of Justice – a poem by James

Counselling, Nexus
At Nexus, we are so lucky to work with a wide range of amazing people. Recently, we were delighted to receive this poem from or supporter James which he would like us to share... A Smile of Justice NexusNI, a community supporting persons affected by sexual violence, In place to offer hope and understanding in breaking the silence. A service that understands trauma and its difficult impact, A safe place for survivors alike to open up and not to feel hacked. Victims aren’t at fault and you’re not alone, A counselling family that embraces your strengths to be shown. Nexus isn’t just counselling, but it’s support and representation, Building relationships and support at hand when needed you’re under no obligation. Professionals at their best with dedicational words of wisdom, A…
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Nexus NI collaborate with Police Service in ‘No Grey Zone’ Campaign

Nexus
Nexus NI have joined partner agencies in launching a new sexual assault and sexual consent awareness campaign – ‘No Grey Zone’. The campaign, led by the Police Service of NI is aimed at creating an understanding of what sexual assault and sexual consent actually is in the hope of empowering and safeguarding young people across the region. ‘No Grey Zone’ partners a range of other support led organisations, including student unions from both Queens University, Belfast and Ulster University, Victim Support NI and the Rowan. It is an information and advice led campaign that will look to inform society, particularly young people, on what sexual assault and sexual consent is. Discussing the campaign, Head of the Public Protection Branch, Detective Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman said: “Over the past number of…
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Inaugural ‘Make Noise for Nexus’ event a massive success!

Events
  We held our first ever 'Make Noise for Nexus' event last week in Lavery's Bar Belfast and what a night it was! We broke the silence in spectacular style with the help of an array of talented local musicians including Rebekah Fitch, Heliopause, GIRL, Buí and Charlie Gibson. On a wild and windy Wednesday evening, the bar was jam-packed as people turned out to show their support for Nexus. Hopefully this will become an annual event and talks are already being held around more opportunities and ways in which we can grow this as a fundraising idea in 2019. We'd like to thank all the amazing musicians who took part, as well as the wonderful local businesses who contributed prizes to our raffle which was also held on the night.…
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Job opportunity – 2 x P/T Facilitators

Nexus
Information Due to the success of our Co-Nexion project Nexus NI are looking for 2 part time Facilitators to support clients who have completed counselling.  The Co-Nexion project supports clients to rediscover strengths, connect with others, improve confidence and promote emotional health and wellbeing. Job Description Job title:                       Facilitator x 2 posts Location:                      Enniskillen & Belfast (outreach worker) Hours:                          9 hours per week Salary:                         £12.00 per hour Pension:                      Standard auto enrolment pension scheme Person Specification: Appointment to this post will be subject to Access NI clearance. POSITION IN ORGANISATION Reports To:                             Team Leader Responsible For:                    Facilitation of client development and support post counselling. Budget Responsibilities:        Managing client individual training budgets and travel expenses ESSENTIAL CRITERIA 2 years experience facilitating groups 2 years experience working with vulnerable adults Be able to demonstrate…
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Job opportunity – Community Fundraising Officer

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We have an opportunity for a Community Fundraiser with Nexus NI for one year.  The post will allow the post holder to develop skills and receive training from Nexus NI. Recruitment is by a 2 stage interview process, the 1st interview by Nexus NI and the 2nd by the funder, The Rank Foundation. Position:                                             Community Fundraising Officer Number of hours per week:             30 Contract length                                 1 year Managed by:                                      Operations Manager Salary:                                                 £8.45ph Person Specification – Essential Criteria Demonstrable personal or professional experience of working directly with volunteers Demonstrable experience/knowledge of fundraising and community engagement Up to date working knowledge of fundraising, event management and working with volunteers. Team-player experience with the ability to build and maintain a network of relationships Full driving license Personal experience of volunteering…
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‘What is Nexus?’ new video launched

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A new video to help victims of sexual violence has been launched in Mid and East Antrim. Mid and East Antrim Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have teamed up with Nexus NI to produce and launch an animated video showcasing the organisation’s services. The video, ‘Who is Nexus?’ explains what the organisation does to help victims of sexual violence. Nexus NI offer services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence in any form across Northern Ireland. They provide counselling, training, education and support. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWv-ZWJ_iF0&t=105s It’s hoped that by raising the profile of what Nexus NI can do to help, it will encourage more people to use their services, helping more victims of sexual violence. Nexus NI and Mid and East Antrim PCSP launched the video…
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Christiane Sanderson event at the Dunsilly Hotel

Events
Working with Sexual Violence, Complex Trauma and Complex PTSD Thu 25 October 2018 09:00 – 16:30 Dunsilly Hotel, 20 Dunsilly Rd, Antrim, BT41 2JH Christiane Sanderson will deliver training that will introduce cutting edge research in neuroscience of how trauma shapes the brain and how this impacts on the psychological and physical well being of survivors. It will examine the range of sexual violence and abuse gives rise to complex trauma and trauma symptoms such as dissociation, intrusive memories, flashbacks, hyperarousal and avoidance which underpin Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The focus will be on enhancing awareness of how trauma is stored in the right brain, outside of conscious awareness, and how the lack of verbally accessible memories leads to the body keeping the score. The aim is to help…
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Join us for the “Who is Nexus?” video launch

Events
We are delighted to invite our friends to the launch of our new video entitled "Who is Nexus?" Kindly funded by Mid & East Antrim PCSP, the video explains who Nexus is and what we do. Come along and join us on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at the Braid Museum & Arts Theatre as we give the video its debut screening. Refreshments will be served upon arrival. RSVP is necessary. To confirm your attendance, please email jenny.pogan@nexusni.org by October 5th. We'd love to see you there!
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