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Last month, we unveiled our rebranding and shared with you our vision, which encompasses both what NIDAS is today and what we aspire to achieve in the future. Many exciting improvements are still in the works at NIDAS, including the introduction of our brand new website. Our new website will include a fresh, modern design and will be more user-friendly. Keep an eye out for our launch date; we will be posting updates on our social media platforms. 

Behind the scenes, our social media and marketing assistant has been hard at work on our new image, which includes new leaflets and social media templates. Here are some of our most recent social media graphics:
Click here for our new service leaflet
Children's Outreach Service 

We went on our annual summer trip this month, with Cleethorpes as our destination. Children, teenagers and their families were treated to a free excursion to the seaside as well as the opportunity to visit the jungle zoo, where they made friends with lemurs, meerkats and a cockatoo. We would also like to express our gratitude to Asda and Greggs for providing donations for refreshments and goodies for our families throughout the day.
Teen Outreach Service

This month, together with our children's outreach worker our teen worker attending the Feel Good Families event organised by Ashfield District Council in Hucknall. We had an art and crafts project set up at this event, where children and young people could make their own friendship bracelet. 

Our teen worker continued to support young people in the community over the summer holidays at local parks and at Everyone Active's wellbeing centres. Everyone Active also kindly donated a number of complimentary memberships for leisure activities for young people as part of a joint project whereby we are working in conjunction to promote mental health and wellbeing for individuals within our local community.
Family Team 

Our Art Psychotherapy project commenced on August 6th 2021, this project enables us to offer therapeutic interventions for clients within our service to compliment the vast range of support already in place.

Ashfield District Council hosted a further Feel Good Families in Sutton in Ashfield which members of our family team attended. The sessions aimed to encourage positive engagement in family activities throughout the school holidays. At the event we were able meet with children and families to promote our service and also build understanding around healthy relationships through craft activities. Despite the fact that it was an extremely windy and stormy day, we had a good time and were blown away by the beautiful bracelets made by children and young people. 
Court Team

This month, we welcomed back volunteers to NIDAS. Louise, our Family Court IDVA, has been joined by Grace who has been assisting with administrative and research tasks. 

Our Family Court IDVA took part in Rockpool's The ABC of Trauma Practitioner Training. They were able to gain a better understanding of the impact of trauma, such as adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed practise. They were able to learn about strategies for promoting protective behaviours and building resilience.
Our Family Team Co-ordinator took part in a radio interview with Gem FM to raise awareness about the support available to survivors now that COVID restrictions have been lifted, as well as to promote our upcoming Freedom Programme. 
We're excited to be able to reintroduce volunteers to the NIDAS team.  

Family Court Volunteers

We are on the lookout for talented and committed people to help those affected by of domestic abuse who are going through the civil court process. Those going through the court process often feel a range of emotions such as anxiety, confusion and feelings of being overwhelmed by the court system. 
Apply now
Family Support Group Helpers

We are currently looking for support group helpers to be part of the team at NIDAS to work alongside our outreach workers to ensure the Freedom Programme group runs smoothly. You will need a positive outlook and to be a team player.
Apply now
Teen Support Group Helpers

We are currently looking for support group helpers to be part of the team at NIDAS to work alongside our Teen Outreach Worker to ensure the Escape The Trap group runs smoothly. You will need a positive outlook and to be a team player.
Apply now
We have an exciting new position to join the dedicated team at NIDAS. 

Position: Grants and Fundraising Officer
Location: NIDAS, Mansfield Business Centre, NG18 2AE/Opportunity to work from home

Salary: £26,551 per annum pro rate/£13.80 ph

Hours: 25 hrs per week – part time (fixed-term for 1 year with possible extension depending on funding)

Closing Date: Friday 3rd September - Interview date Thursday 9th September

Apply now
We are looking for new trustees with passion to serve those affected by domestic abuse and who have skills and experience in one or more of these areas:
  • Charity finance including financial planning and budgeting, and year-end accounts.
  • Fundraising from trusts and foundations.
  • Business development
  • PR, social media and marketing.
  • Governance
  • Survivor of Domestic Abuse
Whether you are an experienced trustee or wanting to take your first step at board level, we want to hear from you.

Deadline for expression of interest: 30th September
Apply now
The Freedom Programme

Venue: Lammas Leisure Centre, Lammas Rd, Sutton-in-Ashfield NG17 2AD

Time: Thursdays 10 am until 12pm

Dates: 9th September - 25th Nov (2 week break during half term, no sessions on 21st + 28th October) 

We accept referrals from agencies, as well as self-referrals. 
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • We support women and families from the Mansfield / Ashfield area
  • We can also provide support to children and young people aged 5 to 25 years old
  • Clients will need to be assessed as standard/medium risk (High risk referrals need to be referred into MARAC and Notts Women's Aid/Juno Women's Aid)
Please send completed referral forms to
NIDAS Adult Referral Form
NIDAS CYP Referral Form
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