Case Studies

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Support for LGBT Communities

The Rainbow Project, under the Together For You Project, have established four support groups in rural areas in Northern Ireland.

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Pupils from Saintfield High School on benefits of mental health training

Head of Pastoral Care, Rebecca Bradley talks about the benefits she has seen in pupils from the school following mental health awareness training.

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Stories on support from LGB&T Groups through Rainbow Project

Below is some of the stories of the benefits of the support groups developed in rural areas of NI through the work of The Rainbow Project.

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Thank you stories from survivors of sexual violence or abuse

Below is just some of the thank you notes received by Counsellors at Nexus NI from young people who have been through counselling sessions following sexual violence or abuse.

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Video showing the impact of Befriending

This video highlights the impact of the befriending scheme delivered by Praxis Care as part of the Together For You project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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Broadening horizons through volunteering

The benefits of volunteering, both for an individual’s career development and also mental health, are well documented.

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Bereavement Social Activity Group - Lisnaskea

This video shows the direct and indirect benefits of a bereavement social activity group facilitated by Cruse Bereavement Care, and delivered in the Oak Healthy Living Centre in Lisnaskea.

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Managers at Michelin benefit from Cruse Bereavement Workshop

This video highlights the benefits of Bereavement Workshops has had on the managers and staff at Michelin, Ballymena, delivered by Cruse as part of the Together For You project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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OCN course helped me get over my anxiety problems

Maghaberry inmate gives his personal experience of taking part in the TFY MensSana Prison education project.

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Praxis Care Volunteering – ‘More than just a CV booster’

QUB Medical Student Shauna tells us about her experience as a Volunteer with Praxis Care Befriending and the impact it has had on both her Praxis Care friend as well as on her own medical career.

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Helen is helping others to Live Life to the Full.

Helen McDonnell, from Derry, speaks about the benefits of the CBT based programme ‘Living Life to the Full’.

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A story of the help Nexus Counselling can make to young persons life

One of our brave beneficiaries speaks to Together For You about the help she received from Nexus NI Counselling.

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Personal story - Benefits of Bereavement Support Groups

Derek from Enniskillen tells his story of the Bereavement Support Groups delivered by Cruse Bereavement Care as part of the Together For You project.

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“Befriending Match has benefited both of us” Maria and Caitriona’s Story

Maria and Caitriona have been ‘matched’ together as part of the Praxis Care Befriending scheme. This scheme is part of Together For You, a mental health and wellbeing project funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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Ann tells positive experience of Bereavement Support Groups

Ann Dooris from Enniskillen talks to Together For You about the positive impact of Bereavement Support Groups from Cruse.

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Thank you for bringing me out of the dark

Nexus deliver counselling to individuals aged 16 to 26 years old who are the victims of sexual abuse. Below is some of the testimonials of thanks received following counselling to those who have suffered sexual abuse.

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Kim's Story - The Impact of CBT Counselling

Kim and her sisters tell the story of the difference CBT Counselling through Together For You and Praxis Care has made to their lives.

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My Story: Sharon Carmichael tells her story of being a volunteer

Sharon Carmichael from Bangor tells her story of how volunteering opened a door that depression had closed.

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My Story - Donna McAleese raises awareness of Mental Health

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (11th – 17th May), Donna wanted to tell her story of working with people with mental ill-health, to raise awareness of the issues and reduce stigma.

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Cruse Bereavement Support Group

Cruse Northern Area, would like to say thank you to the Manager and staff at Ground in Ballymena, who kindly opened their premises out of hours, to facilitate a meeting place for their recent bereavement support group.

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My story - Volunteer education and literacy officer

Erin Jones talks about her role for MindWise and Together For You as an Education and Literacy Officer within Maghaberry Prison.

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Free from the effects of abuse

Nexus NI provide specialist counselling for 16 - 26 year old survivors of sexual abuse. Hear about the impact of the help they received from Nexus NI and Together For You below.

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Impact of individual and family counselling through Relate NI

Under the Together For You project, Relate NI offers individual and relationship counselling where there may be a complexity of issues including alcohol and drugs misuse, mental health problems,joblessness, domestic abuse and family relationship difficulties.

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Living Life to the Full

Suzanne, a beneficiary of Aware Defeat Depression's 'Living Life to the Full' programme under the Together for You project talks of the benefits it has brought her.

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AMH MensSana and Belfast Boys’ Model School

Judith Blair, from Belfast Boys’ Model School talks to Aisling Doherty from AMH MensSana about their recent Mental Health Awareness Training, funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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St. Patrick’s College in Ballymena gives NexusNI gold star for training

Paul Jordan, Head of Pastoral Care for St Patrick's College in Ballymena, highly recommends training from Nexus for schools.

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CBT Counselling changed my life

Hear from one of our Together For You beneficiaries who received CBT Counselling through Praxis Care.

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The benefits of OCN courses to Mental Health

A prisoner in Maghaberry Prison, talks of the benefits of completing OCN Personal Development programmes.

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I feel happier and stronger than I have ever felt after CBT Counselling

Beneficiary of CBT Counselling by Praxis Care tells the story of how "he got his life back".

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St Benedict's become Internet Safe

St Benedicts School in Randalstown have recently gone through some 'Internet Safety' Training from Nexus NI.

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My name is David

“My name is David, and I am a Together For You volunteer with MindWise."

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Social Activities for Carers

Lorraine, a full time carer for her son, talks of the benefits of the Together For You social activities organised by CAUSE.

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Meet Angeles and Eileen – a perfect 'Match'

Under the Together For You project, Praxis Care run a befriending scheme, matching those who are socially isolated as a result of mental ill health with trained and enthusiastic volunteers, who give their time and enthusiasm for free.

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Impact of social events for Carers and loved ones

As part of the Together For You project, CAUSE are facilitating fun social events for carers throughout Northern Ireland, the impact of which can be seen below.

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How life has improved for Colin following support from The Rainbow Project

Through the Together For You project, The Rainbow Project have set up a number of peer support groups for LGB&T individuals and their families in rural areas where there is currently no or limited LGB&T support.

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Local school uses training to report abuse online

Nexus NI have been delivering education and awareness session on the topic of online exploitation and sexual abuse online to post primary schools across Northern Ireland.

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Relate NI Counselling helps teen become confident and independent

This is the story of a 17 year old girl who was able to leave a small vulnerable girl in the room following counselling, and leave a strong independent woman.

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Life changing counselling with Relate NI

This is the story of a 19 year old boy, who wishes to remain anonymous. His words have not been changed.

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Andrew's Story, Prisoner in Maghaberry

Andrew, a prisoner from Maghaberry, tells his story of the impact personal wellness training, delivered by AMH MensSana, has had on him.

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Volunteer with MindWise

Laura tells her story of why she became a volunteer.

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Experience of a volunteer befriender

Evan Bingham, shares his experiences of being a Together For You befriender.

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Effects of Cyber Bullying

Tiernan Heffron, a Year 11 Student, writes an original song on the effects of sites like AskFM and cyberbullying.

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Ballybeen Women are Living Life to the Full

Ballybeen Women’s Centre has been supporting women in the Ballybeen area of East Belfast for over 30 years. It was established to address the developmental needs of women within a community defined as disadvantaged.

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Praxis Care: Volunteer Befriender in Foyle

Rhona Quinn has been involved as a Befriending Volunteer with Praxis Care in the North West since 2012. To view Rhona's story please see the attached clip.

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Praxis Care: Volunteer Befriender in Magherafelt

Ivor Faulkner is a Volunteer Befriender with Praxis Care's Magherafelt Scheme. To read Ivor's experience see below.

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Sexual abuse support

This video case study tells the story of real victims of sexual abuse, and how they sought help from Nexus.

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Helen helps others 'Live Lift to the Full'

Helen McDonnell, from Derry, speaks about the benefits of ‘Living Life to the Full’

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