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New ladies Tangent club speak out for Nexus NI

Local women in Enniskillen have come together to establish a new Tangent Club for women aged 45 years and over. Part of the 4 Club Round Table Family, the Tangent Club is about having fun, making new friendships and fundraising for local causes. The club has chosen Nexus NI as their charity of the year to support through various fundraising and awareness-raising activities, starting with a summer BBQ to celebrate their official Charter into the Tangent Association. Commenting on this significant event, founding member, Ruth Loizides said: “Our first fundraising event, which takes place on Saturday 18th August at the Tully Mill restaurant, is very important as it will officially establish our club and launch our year-long partnership with Nexus NI. We read about the great work Nexus is doing…
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Nexus launch client created film to #BreaktheSilence

The film project came about because both Nexus NI staff and our Co-Nexion clients are passionate about Breaking the Silence and what better way to do this than with some video recordings of real issues related to sexual violence and its impacts, using it as a positive educational tool for people working directly in this area. We worked with the production company JourneyFor, who taught our clients how to use media as a platform to portray their message.  Not only did participants enjoy learning how to use the filming equipment and how to go about recording a short film, but they all felt it was a valuable tool in their own ongoing therapeutic journey towards recovery. Click here to watch the film - "We are all the same".  The film…
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DIS.CO News January-June 2018

DIS.CO is a two year Erasmus+ project that aims at the development, piloting and dissemination of VET material regarding the enhancement of key competences of psycho-social Counselling practitioners in the field of Counselling women victims of violence through alternative digital means.  The aim is to provide alternative innovative services and to build virtual workplaces. The project will promote innovative digital learning methods (e-learning) accompanied with work-related digital tools (online Safety Planning Application) as well as conventional practical guides. Launch of Erasmus+ Project DIS.CO – Development of “at a Distance” Counselling Skills DIS.CO project partners met in Heraklion, Greece from 25-26 January 2018, for the launch of a new Erasmus+ funded project, DIS.CO “Development of ‘at a Distance’ Counselling Skills for Professionals in the Field of Counseling Women Victims of Violence or…
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New posts at Nexus NI

We are expanding our team and introducing some exciting new roles thanks to funding from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. We are looking for a Communications Lead to oversee all organisational communications and marketing, and a Training Lead to help us develop a suite of professional training programs. Nexus NI is an ambitious and in demand organisation, if you feel you can help us deliver our strategy and break the silence on sexual violence please get in touch! Details can be found under 'Get involved' section, Job opportunities.
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Friends of Nexus May E-zine

  Our latest Friends of Nexus e-zine is out!  Click here to read more about our partnership working to establish the new Rape Crisis NI service as well as our involvement in the review of how sexual offence cases in NI are handled by the criminal justice system.   You can also keep updated on our latest events and volunteer opportunities and hear how some of our Friends are getting involved and making a big difference to our work. If you would like to register to become a Friend of Nexus and receive our e-zine directly to your inbox please click here.
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Managing Information Consultation

Nexus NI needs to keep information to enable us to offer counselling, training, volunteer opportunites and fundraising.  Some of the information we keep is of a sensitive nature, especially information on our clients.  To ensure that information is kept safe and only used in a proper manner we have updated our polices, procedures and produced a comprehensive privacy notice to ensure that we comply with GDPR which come into effect on Friday 25 May. Nexus NI is registered with the Information Commissioners Office (Reg. No. Z3266690) are we are legally obliged to look after your information. As the UK law has not been finalised we have produced draft privacy notices for different groups of people that we keep information on.  You are welcome to give us feedback on these privacy…
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We are looking for PR Support, Could you/your company help us break the silence on sexual violence?

Nexus NI offer services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence in any form with services delivered across Northern Ireland. These services include; counselling, training, education and support. The organisations vision is a society free from the trauma of sexual violence. Our mission is to change the lives of those affected by it and our values are EPIC: To work with empathy To demonstrate professionalism in our work To work with integrity To remain client focused in all that we do If you are interested in providing PR support please find full information in attached file. Nexus PR Support Briefing May 2018
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Lace up for Nexus in the Belfast Marathon

We are looking for individuals and teams to lace up their trainers on Monday 7th May and get involved in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in aid of Nexus NI. There is an event and distance to suit all abilities from the full 26.2 mile marathon to 3-7mile legs of the team relay or an 8 mile walk. This is a great way to raise funds for our charity, while taking on a personal challenge or getting out with family, friends or colleagues to pound the pavements and soak up the atmosphere.  Our Community Fundraising Lead, Karen Dunlop-Wainwright is taking on her first ever marathon and is calling for people to join her this May Day to raise both funds and awareness for Nexus. Commenting on the event, Karen…
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Don’t suffer in silence

Students from Omagh and Fermanagh have been involved in raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence.  The project was funded by the Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP in partnership with Nexus NI, Men's Action Network and Women's Aid. Follow the link to read the article in The Tyrone Constitution. http://www.tyronecon.co.uk/articles/news/63790/dont-suffer-in-silence/
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Laverys Bar tees off support for Nexus NI

Laverys Bar in Belfast has nominated Nexus NI as one of its partners for the year ahead and has already begun raising funds through a donation of £1000 from a charity golf day at Belvoir Golf Club. Commenting on Laverys support, Bernard Lavery said: “When I heard about the work of Nexus, delivering specialist counselling and support to people who have suffered sexual violence, I thought it was a cause that Laverys could really help by raising both funds and vital awareness.  Unfortunately, sexual violence affects all areas of society and I am proud to pledge our support to stand with victims and lead the way in breaking the silence within the bar industry. I was shocked to learn that Nexus will be operating for 35 years come 2019 and…
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