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Enniskillen Tangent support Nexus NI

Enniskillen Tangent support Nexus NI

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Enniskillen Tangent have raised an incredible £1844.85 to support local charity Nexus NI. The group chose Nexus NI as their charity of the year to support through various fundraising and awareness activities which included a BBQ and a bag pack in ASDA. Nexus NI are the lead charity across Northern Ireland delivering services and support to victims of sexual violence and are passionate about tackling the myths and misconceptions that exist around it in society to ensure that victims and survivors have all the services they need. Nexus NI also manage the 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline – providing free and confidential support to those affected by domestic and sexual abuse. Ruth Loizides, Chair of Enniskillen Tangent says: “We are so pleased with the amount of money that…
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Relationship and Sexuality Education

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Nexus NI, alongside The Rainbow Project and Relate NI are delivering free Relationships and Sexuality Education Programmes across Northern Ireland to training agencies, youth clubs and regional colleges Topics include: consent, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, puberty, contraception and STIs. Relationships and Sexuality Education focuses on participants needs, providing factual information to address their questions, in an environment which ensures they feel safe enough to discuss their issues free from ridicule and judgement. Some feedback: “Other sexual health programmes try to scare you into not having sex, but this tells you all the risks while letting you know how to have enjoyable, safer sex”. “In my opinion, everything about the programme was interesting, but I was happy to see that more people get taught about LGBTQ+ community”. Nexus NI covers…
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FREE Online Safety and Abuse Awareness Workshops

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FREE Online Safety and Abuse Awareness Workshops For the attention of Pastoral Care Teachers: Nexus NI have secured funding in the Fermanagh and Omagh area up to February 2020 (excluding July/August) with much thanks to the The ARN Foundation to deliver FREE Online Safety and Abuse Awareness Workshops. The aim of the workshops are to provide young people with increased awareness regarding the internet and increased knowledge of abuse and ways to limit their risk of being affected by it.  Each pupil would also have increased knowledge of the support available for themselves or someone they know who is affected by abuse. The Online Safety Workshops: These workshops are ready to be booked in now and are offered to class and groupings (minimum of 6 to 30 maximum approximately dependent…
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Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline

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NEXUS STATEMENT RE DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL ABUSE HELPLINE Nexus NI Interim Chief Executive, Karen Gallagher says: “We’re pleased to announce that access to the Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline via 0808 802 1414 has now been restored. We’ve been aware that people were having issues accessing the Domestic and Sexual Abuse helpline via certain mobile networks and landlines since Sunday evening. We have been working closely with our telecoms provider to identify and solve this issue as quickly as possible. Web Chat and Email access were not affected during this time and an alternative number was provided while we worked to restore access We’re incredibly sorry for any distress that has been caused by the downtime of the helpline. We know that the helpline provides critical and vital support to…
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VACANCY: Chief Executive Officer

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Nexus NI is looking to appoint a Chief Executive who shares their passion and embodies the culture and values of their Organisation. The successful candidate will bring experience of leadership in complex organisations requiring excellent communication skills, commercial acumen and good judgement. This is a key leadership role, responsible for managing a multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate will have outstanding leadership skills and the ability to inspire, strategically lead and motivate the team through a period of organisational change. They will be a credible and influential force for change in policy and practice, representing Nexus NI externally to civil society, politicians, civil servants, partner organisations and other stakeholders so that the lives of people who have suffered sexual or domestic violence and their families improve. For more information visit https://nexusni.org/jobs/
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Domestic and Sexual Abuse 24-Hour Helpline

Domestic and Sexual Abuse 24-Hour Helpline

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Nexus NI are delighted to have been awarded the contract for the 24-hour Helpline for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse. The helpline will offer much needed support, advice and referral for all victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Northern Ireland. Nexus NI will take over the service from Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland from 1 April 2019. Nexus NI offers services and support to people who have been affected by sexual violence across Northern Ireland. Our services include; supporting victims via specialist counselling, educating young people, training professionals and campaigning to change the myths and misconceptions that exist around sexual violence in society. Interim CEO, Karen Gallagher says: “We are pleased that with the introduction of the 24-hour helpline into the Nexus NI family, that we can reach…
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Nexus host DIS.CO partners to develop distance counselling project

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Nexus NI were delighted to host the third transnational meeting of European partners involved in the DIS.CO project on January 31 and February 1 in our Belfast office. DIS.CO is a two year Erasmus+ project that aims to develop, pilot and disseminate skills and knowledge for counselling female victims of violence at a distance. The project will promote innovative digital learning methods along with work-related digital tools. The partners were updated on all progress and relevant research completed to date.  In addition, plans were finalised for a Counselling at a Distance training course which takes place in Barcelona in May.  Nexus NI, along with other partners will then be involved in disseminating this learning to counsellors throughout Northern Ireland.  Watch this Space for further information and developments!
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Nexus help launch new cybersafe initiative for teens

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Nexus NI Operations Manager Helena Bracken and Training Lead Kristina Dyer last week travelled to Heraklion in Crete, Greece, for the kick off meeting of a new and exciting project called Cybersafe.  Nexus representatives were joined by a range of other partners from Estonia, Slovenia, Italy, Denmark and Holland and the meeting was hosted by the lead partner from Crete. The project will focus on teenagers aged 13 to 15 and the aim is to create an educational programme complemented with an interactive game which will help address and prevent gender specific cyber violence.  We are delighted to be part of this committed team of people and look forward to contributing our own local knowledge and skills to the project.  Watch this space for updates over the coming months!  
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New Job Opportunities with Nexus NI

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Nexus NI have been awarded the contract for the 24 hour Helpline for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Abuse. We have a number of job opportunities with the new Helpline service available Helpline Operators - sessional and volunteer posts are available.  These posts offer flexible working and the ability to work remotely from home.  Nexus will provide comprehensive training and give the opportunity to help and support victims and give advice to professionals and concerned friends and family. Clinical Trauma Lead - this is a new post to offer support to our clinical team and is suitable for an experienced qualificed counsellor with experience in both Domestic and Sexual Abuse services to ensure the safe delivery of the Helpline Service and be involved in training and developing the Helpline. Full…
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Nexus NI and partners – ‘Enough is Enough’ for victims of sexual abuse

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World-renowned speakers will join service providers, victims and statutory agencies next week in a bid to address the future for survivors of sexual violence and abuse in Northern Ireland. The Nexus NI Annual Conference, taking place on Monday 4th February at the Dunsilly Hotel will address the future for Prevention, Protection and Prosecution for those affected by sexual violence. Held during Sexual Violence Week, the conference is aiming to open honest discussions about the future for those affected by sexual abuse, including addressing key areas regarding prosecution and access to trials. Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England, Nazir Afzal OBE will be the conference keynote speaker, addressing the key issues around the judicial system and the barriers to prosecution in Northern Ireland and beyond. Interim CEO of Nexus NI…
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