Appointment of Paul Dynes as CEO

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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Tonight we held our second meeting of the APG on Youth Participation focusing on Housing and Homelessness! With a focus on homeless prevention legislation, we heard from Shannon Gordon a youth apprentice at NIYF and then Grainia Long the CEO of the NI Housing Executive Thank you to the 8 MLA’s from all main parties and...

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On Wednesday evening, the Flax Foyer group came to NIYF for a lovely evening of reflection & closure. This group have participated in various activities, opportunities, & processes weekly from last April. As Holly moves on to her new role being the Sustaining Tenancy worker for North & West, we spent the evening together doing: - Vision boards...


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What an amazing group of young people they have shown some phenomenal dedication to this program and we have been super busy over the previous weeks. Over the past weeks we have : Participated in a civic initiative workshop Looked at housing rights Selected working groups for the CHF Looking and self care and crating positive affirmations for each other Transitioning...


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. ...

Relentless Leadership


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North South Youth Day

The North South Youth Forum were delighted to plan and deliver the ‘North South Youth Peace Event’ in Belfast City Hall on Saturday 23rd March 2024. The event was attended by over 120 young people and sponsored by the Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Ryan Murphy who welcomed the participants to the event. Pam Cameron MLA...

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What an amazing journey we have had with the young mens group! Our time as a project has come to an end but no doubt these young men will continue to develop and grow as amazing people and friendship group Throughout our time we: - looked at culture and identity - Our attitudes, values and beliefs...

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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

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