Nexus

Changing lives affected by sexual trauma

Nexus is Northern Ireland's sexual trauma charity offering information and support, specialist counselling and therapeutic interventions to anyone affected by any form of sexual abuse.

Counselling services are available to women, men and children aged 4-16 years, helping them to work through trauma they have experienced and start to rebuild their lives.

In addition to specialist counselling services, Nexus also delivers educational programmes to young people and facilitates workshops and training to help individuals to become better equipped to handle disclosures and understand the impact of sexual trauma on victims and survivors.

Nexus also manages Northern Ireland’s 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline providing support, advice, information, and referrals for victims, as well as concerned friends, family, and professionals. 

Nexus's Content

Job | Flexible

Associate Trainer

Nexus

£50 per attend session plus 45p mileage
Belfast
Event
Fundraiser

Nexus

Join Nexus for our new walking challenge as we collectively aim to walk 1000km across NI, while helping to #breakthesilence on sexual trauma with every step!
Dates:
01 September - 31 October 2021
Belfast
Dark Hedges
News

Nexus

NEXUS NI is auctioning unique pieces of art by local artists who have donated their paintings to help support survivors of sexual trauma.
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Nexus

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of sexual violence, this workshop will explore the nature of rape and sexual violence, specifically relating to adult victims.
Dates:
27 March 2020
Belfast
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Nexus

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of sexual violence, this workshop will explore the importance of appropriate handling of disclosure of sexual abuse, and the impact sexual violence has on survivors.
Dates:
16 March 2020
Belfast
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Nexus

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of sexual violence online and offline, this interactive workshop will explore the risks associated with online activity, online predators, the grooming process, strategies for prevention and intervention, awareness of legislation and reporting responsibilities relating to online safeguarding, sources of support and further learning for participants.
Dates:
10 March 2020
Londonderry
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Nexus

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of sexual violence online and offline, this interactive workshop will explore the risks associated with online activity, online predators, the grooming process, strategies for prevention and intervention, awareness of legislation and reporting responsibilities relating to online safeguarding, sources of support and further learning for participants.
Dates:
03 March 2020
Belfast
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Nexus

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of CSA and sexual violence, this workshop will explore the nature and scope of CSA in Northern Ireland, the impact CSA can have on survivors, the importance of our role in supporting a victim, signs and symptoms, short- and long-term trauma. It will also explore the psychology of child sexual abusers, to help participants better understand the need for preventative action as well as intervention.
Dates:
24 February 2020
Londonderry
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Nexus

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years of working directly with survivors of CSA and sexual violence, this workshop will cover how to keep children and young people safe in schools, youth settings and other organisations. It is suitable for those who have direct contact with children in a workplace or volunteering capacity (e.g. youth leaders, supervisors, teachers, community workers etc.).
Dates:
18 February 2020
Belfast
Event
Seminar Training/Advice Workshop

Nexus

Developed with expertise gained over more than 30 years’ of working directly with survivors of CSA and sexual violence, this workshop will explore the nature and scope of CSA in Northern Ireland, the impact CSA can have on survivors, the importance of our role in supporting a victim, signs and symptoms, short- and long-term trauma. It will also explore the psychology of child sexual abusers, to help participants better understand the need for preventative action as well as intervention.
Dates:
12 February 2020
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Company Number

NI021120

NI Charity Number

NI102558

Team

  • Karen Dunlop-Wainwright
  • Cathy Magno