Appointment of Paul Dynes as Director

The Executive Committee of the NI Youth Forum have announced that Paul Dynes has been appointed as Director of the youth-led organisation. Paul will work closely with the youth-led Executive Committee and the Senior Management Team of the organisation to deliver its Strategic Plan and meet its operational objectives. Paul will take up his new role on the 8th April 2024.

Young People Deserve Change

Episode 3 of The Showcase is calling for system change for young people facing housing and homeless issues.

We have lobbied and campaigned for years for change and it feels as through things have got worse.

It’s time for real system changes.

Need help?

Whatever you are experiencing it’s important to know
that you’re not alone and that you can get support.

NIYF offer a range of one to one, Counselling and Therapeutic Support services to members.

We can also help you to get the right support that you need.

If you need support or would like to find out more about this, please contact your NIYF youth worker.

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We are hiring

Ni Youth Forum is looking to recruit a Youth Apprentice. We are a regional youth-led organization. It is our job to allow young people to have a say in the matters that are important to them. 21 hours per week @ £12.49 Per Hour One Year Contract Criteria for the position is: 16-25 years old. Have experience of homelessness/housing difficulties. ...

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Northern #NorthSouthYouthForum

Last night we wrapped up our Northern #NorthSouthYouthForum group by… Evaluating our event and workshop input from all our attendees! Reflecting on the journey of the NSYF over the last year! Looking to the future and what it may hold! A yummy celebration dinner! Well done to all our NSYF members - we’re so proud of all your achievements and...

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Youth Start young people enjoying training today with the lovely Katie @themindtribeuk Focusing on developing a growth mindset and looking after your mental health Followed by a lovely lunch and some ice cream #youthstart #UKSPF


Heal your life retreat

#youthstart young mums programme are down at Newcastle today at the slieve donard Hotel on their Heal your life retreat Looking forward to the next few days exploring self love, letting go off what no longer serves us and building our tool box to support ourselves on a deeper level #UKSPF



FIRST AID COURSE Well done to the Newcastle young people for completing their first aid qualification Big thank you to St John ambulance for coming to us and delivering the course! If your in the NEWRY MOURNE or DOWN area and NOT currently in EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION or TRAINING and interested in doing courses, 1-1 /...

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Housing & homelessness!

Our #NorthSouthYouthForum group were delighted to have a session with Holly today and learn about housing & homelessness! Such an important topic and brilliant discussions! #HomelessPrevention Irish Foreign Ministry Supporting Communities


Best Housing Story Award

We would like to congratulate our Blair Niyf for winning the Best Housing Story award, what an incredible achievement This award was in recognition of the work and support that Blair provides across the My P.L.A.C.E Project and other arenas in which she promotes the voice of Young people Well done

Relentless Leadership


RELENTLESS LEADERSHIP PROJECT Today we celebrated self care through a ‘let’s love me day’ with Flax Foyer. What a day… so grateful to each and every one of you for being yourselves - you are amazing We: - Had massages & haircuirs - Checked in and chilled with each other - Played games - Enjoyed looking through our scrapbooks...

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