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Nexus Open Days

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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Listen up! Nexus features in BBC Radio Ulster Appeal

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This month's BBC Radio Ulster appeal is on behalf of Nexus NI.  Airing on Sunday 26th November at 8.55am and repeated on Monday 27th November at 2.55pm, the appeal will help raise awareness of who we are and who we help, as well as encouraging people to come forward if they have suffered any form of sexual violence and need information and support. Through our appeal, we are also asking people to get involved and support us in breaking the silence around sexual violence by sharing our pledge on social media and using our #breakthesilence.  You can find out more about spreading the word here. Our appeal highlights the growing demand for our services and how important it is for us to be able to meet that demand and provide…
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New Look for Nexus Website

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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!

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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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