New Look for Nexus Website

Today Nexus unveiled its new look website. Aiming to make it easier for those that need our services we simplified and professionalised the websites look, and feel.  We hope that clients, partners, members of the public and others will find it easy to navigate and find the information you need. Of particular note are the two client stories which are available to listen to.  We would encourage anyone who isn’t sure about our work, its impact, or indeed the impact of sexual violence to have a listen. CEO Cara Cash commented: “We are absolutely delighted with our new look website and much of the thanks for it must go to our IT Provider, Precept It.  The team there have been a constant support while we redesigned and rewrote much of…
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Pop Up Collection Box Launch!

The team at Nexus are delighted today to be launching their new pop up collection boxes.  These nifty little boxes aim to make fundraising even easier for people who want to support our work. CEO Cara Cash commented: “We have heard from people that they want to help us but they aren’t sure how.  We are trying to make supporting us even easier by launching these boxes. They come flat pack so are easy to get around with, and once people have mastered popping them up, it’s just a matter of filling them up and returning them to the nearest Nexus Office. We hope this initiative will lead to an increase in our donations which have been decreasing steadily over the past few years.  Support from the wider pubic is…
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Georgia GRABS CTRL for Nexus NI

Georgia GRABS CTRL for Nexus NI

Belfast woman, Georgia Behan-Doyle recently combined her passion for events with raising funds and awareness for local causes by establishing GRAB CTRL, a community platform focussed around feminism and equality for all. Georgia’s inaugural event with GRAB CTRL was in aid of Nexus NI and raised a fantastic sum of £1200.75. Commenting on how her idea came about, Georgia said: “I wanted to break the silence on something that many women and men have experienced, yet they receive little to no support for their trauma. It’s shocking how many people are unaware that Nexus NI provide free counselling to sexual abuse survivors. I created GRAB CTRL in the hope that people can regain control of their lives, and let them know that they are not alone. Creating awareness of this…
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The Stand Together Report 2017

Nexus NI welcome Stand report from QUB Students Cara Cash CEO of Nexus NI commented following the launch of a report from a collaboration of students at Queens University today: Nexus NI welcome this report and would like to sincerely commend the group of students who took it upon themselves to carry it out.  It is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland and we hope it will pave the way for much more research into the prevalence of sexually violence crime and its impact across the province. The report may be distressing but it is necessary reading, we need to, as a society talk about the fact that sexual violence is happening, every day to men and women in every community and from all backgrounds.  We need to…
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Northern Area Mental Health Initiative

The Northern Area Mental Health Initiative is an innovative and exciting new project led by Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN), in partnership with Action Mental Health and Nexus NI, which will deliver free mental health awareness and resilience training, and internet safety, sexual abuse and exploitation education to children and young people aged 8 to 25 years, and their key contacts. The Initiative is funded by the Northern Ireland Executive’s Social Investment Fund (SIF) for two years, until March 2019, and will be delivered across the Northern Social Investment Zone which broadly mirrors the Northern Health and Social Care Trust boundary. Training on offer: Mental Health Awareness 8 – 11 years, 11 – 25 years Confidence Building & Self Esteem 11 – 25 years Exam Stress 11 –…
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Funding Boost for Nexus NI

Today Nexus NI are celebrating following news that a client led program has received funding support from Big Lottery NI! Our Co-NEX-ion project will support 50 men and women per year for 5 years who are victims/survivors of sexual violence and has been designed in partnership with our Belfast Client Forum members. We will use our grant to expand our client forums which provide immeasurable support, inspiration and motivation to their members, provide training and development opportunities for our clients post counselling and create video case studies using our clients stories for training others and for publicity aimed at breaking the silence of sexual violence. The impact this project will have will include, increase clients’ self-esteem and confidence, provide them with new skills, improve their quality of life, and improve…
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Fundraising awards

Nexus NI won a Highly commended at the recent Norther Ireland Fundraising Awards for our Speakeasy Ball.  Thanks to all our staff and volunteers who made the night so special. Melanie who organised a Speakeasy Ball on behalf of Nexus won Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year.  Huge congratulations to Melanie and her team who did a brillant job and raised lots of money for Nexus NI.  
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Nexus NI hugely concerned about introduction of 2 child benefit clause.

Two child tax credit limit legislation change– insensitive and unfair to victims of sexual violence – Nexus NI. Cara Cash, CEO of Nexus NI, said today: “Like many of our partner organisations across the UK, we are hugely concerned about the introduction of a 2-child tax credit limit, which is to become effective across the UK today.  We are asking Northern Ireland’s elected representatives along with others in Scotland, England and Wales to urge the UK government to rethink the introduction of this policy.” “By its very introduction the government is suggesting that it is appropriate to force victims of sexual violence to disclose their abuse.  This is dangerous on many levels, but given our more than 30 years’ experience of supporting victims of rape, it is the direct impact…
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Friends of Nexus

Would you like to help Nexus NI?  If so we have a supportive forum through which you can do just that.  Friends of Nexus are people who belive in the work we do, who want to help us continue to do it and who want to ehlp spread awareness across NI? You can help by Delivering leaflets & posters in your local area Letting people know about Nexus NI Giving feedback for our funders Participating in fundraising activities Share innovative fundraising ideas with us Who can help? Anyone who is interested in helping survivors of sexual violence and can commit some time to carrying out the activity. What does it involve? Nexus NI will send out a regular e-bulletin to all Friends of Nexus.  This bulletin will give details of…
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