Meet the team

How We Work

Sarah

Chief Executive

I joined NIDAS in November 2020 as their new CEO. Since joining I have taken NIDAS through a significant and exciting period of change. We have a clear strategic direction and I am proud to drive this forward with the support and hard work of an amazing team of specialists.

Leanne

Service Delivery Manager (DAPA)

My role at NIDAS is the Service Delivery Manager ensuring that service delivery and management is maintained across all teams at NIDAS, and working alongside the CEO. I have been at NIDAS for over 7 years and have had various practitioner roles working with women & children, I was the previous team leader for the family team before moving into management.

Kate

Family Team Coordinator

I am the Family Team Co-Ordinator and Referral and Assessment Worker at NIDAS. I provide additional case management support to the family team and strengthen partnership links with wider agencies. In addition, I complete referral and assessment work with clients.

Ellie

Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker and Freedom Programme Facilitator

I am one of the outreach workers here at NIDAS, I provide practical and emotional support to survivors on a one to one basis. The support I provide focuses on safety planning, domestic abuse awareness and confidence and self esteem. I also deliver the freedom programme, which is a group programme which explores the reality of domestic abuse.

Sam

Family Team Support Worker

I support families to understand how domestic abuse can impact on relationships and family dynamics and support them to strengthen these bonds so that they are able to move forward together, in a positive way.

Natalie

Referral and Assessment Worker

I am the Children and Young Persons Referral & Assessment Worker. I make the initial contact and offer ongoing support, advice and signposting for young people and their parents while they are on the waiting list for 1:1 support.

Kelly R

Children & Young Persons Worker

I am Kelly I have a passionate drive and commitment to making a difference in the lives of our children and young people by offering 1;1 support, provide safety planning advice, fun activities and information to children and young people aged 5 -25 who are or have been affected by domestic abuse within the family or their own intimate relationships.

Kelly

Teen Outreach Worker

I am the Teen Outreach Worker, I work with young people aged between 12 to 25 years old who have been affected by domestic abuse within the family or their own intimate relationships. I provide practical and emotional support to help young people understand their experiences in a safe and confidential environment.

Sarah C

Reception and Administration Officer

Having very recently joined NIDAS I am looking forward to working and getting to know the amazing team.
My role as Reception/Administration Officer is the first point of contact for NIDAS, responding to calls from survivors of abuse and professionals. I also process referrals coming into NIDAS and put through to the relevant project.

Hatty

Art Therapist

Hello, I am a qualified art therapist and joined the NIDAS team in November 2022. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a member of the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I am very passionate about supporting families that have been affected by domestic abuse and believe that art therapy can play a vital role in enabling families to make the journey towards recovery and empowering them to rebuild their lives after abuse. My approach to therapy is person centred, trauma sensitive, and psychodynamic. I offer one to one, group and dyadic art therapy to adults, young people, children and parent-child. I aim to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for my clients and encourage engagement in materials to enable self-expression, exploration, and reflection, whilst helping to facilitate positive changes in wellbeing.