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Friends of Nexus February e-zine

Our first Friends of Nexus e-zine is out!  Click here to read our February edition and keep updated on what is happening at Nexus and how you can get involved in fundraising and volunteering. 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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Take the Break The Silence Pledge

We are encouraging everyone to print out our Break the Silence pledge, take a selfie with the pledge and post on social media using our #breakthesilence hashtag. 5-9 February is Sexual Awareness Week so please try and post your pledge this week. Thanks for your support Nexus NI Printable Pledge (3)  
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Nexus Open Days

As part of the Sexual Violence Awareness Week, Nexus NI are opening up their offices next week. It is an opportunity to meet our staff, to find our what counselling is and to see our offices. Come and Sign the Pledge We are giving everyone the opportunity to sign #breakthesilence on Sexual Violence pledge next week at our offices. We are open 12-2pm with light refreshments available. Belfast Open Office: Tuesday 6 February Enniskillen Open Office: Wednesday 7 February L'Derry Open Office: Thursday 8 February If you would like to attend or if you have any queries please email info@nexusni.org
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Early Bird Rates end on Monday 22 January for Break the Silence conference

Break the Silence Conference on Monday 5 February, 2018 is booking up fast.  We have some Early Bird Tickets still available until Monday 22 January. The Conference will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7XP from 10am to 4pm. The Key Note Speaker is Sammy Woodhouse who is an Author, Campaigner and Survivor of the Rotherham Sexual Abuse Scandal. Three workshops are available and you will receive an email asking you to book one of these workshops in January. Workshop 1: Understanding the Trauma of Sexual Violence Workshop 2: Sexual Violence and Criminal Justice Workshop 3: The Risks and Reality of Sexual Violence and Teenagers Ticket prices are £50 but we are offering an Early Bird Special of £30 until 22/1/2018 To book online please…
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A brilliant birthday fundraiser for Nexus!

One of the founding members of our Client Forum, Sharon Henry, recently used her 50th birthday celebrations as a special way to raise funds for our work by foregoing gifts and asking instead for charitable donations. Sharon’s kind gesture has helped to raise a fantastic sum of £400! Commenting on her fundraising efforts, Sharon said: “As a member of the Nexus Client Forum, I’m very aware of the fantastic and life-saving work that they do for women, men and children all across Northern Ireland. Nexus currently has more than 600 people on its waiting list and I wanted to do whatever I could to help. I had a fantastic birthday party in the Thunderdome in Glengormley surrounded by family and friends and I would like to thank everyone who helped…
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Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE Break the Silence Conference Monday 5th February 2018 Key note address from Sammy Woodhouse – Author, Campaigner and Survivor of Rotherham Abuse Scandal To open Sexual Violence and Abuse Awareness Week 2018, Nexus NI are hosting our Break the Silence Conference.  With expert speakers, challenging discussion and the voice of the victim at its core, this conference is an important one for anyone working with or interested in supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence. Please email conference@nexusni.org to register your interest.
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Launch of new app by Belfast DVSV Partnership

Yesterday saw the launch of the new Belfast DVSV Partnership app which gives information re help for Domestic Violence Survivors. The app name is Haven Belfast and can be downloaded for either iphone or android [caption id="attachment_3474" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Nexus stand at Belfast DVSV App launch[/caption]  
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