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Elephant Coming out of the Dark

Elephant Coming out of the Dark Youth Steering Group would like to invite you to their Mental Health “Have Your Say Day” Saturday 3rd December 2022 10.30am to 2.30pm Newry Conference and Banqueting Centre. Participate in Interactive Workshops Find out how what you can do to help to make Mental Health Services better for young people. To Register please click link via...

“The Hang Out” is back

Calling all past and present NIYF members Our drop in program "The Hang Out" is back again tonight Come along and catch up with our youth work team and other NIYF participants. You are guaranteed laughs,food and good company If you have childcare needs please contact Lisa Niyf. We hope to see you later

Youth Manifesto

Youth Manifesto for Change demands voice for young people at Stormont The new Stormont administration should appoint a Minister for Youth to ensure young people’s issues are listened to and acted in Northern Ireland. That was one of the key demands of the Youth Manifesto for Change launched on April 14th by the Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) based on...

KNowhere to go

NIYF have launched the kNowhere to Go? report – a peer approach to preventing homelessness in NI which included interviews with more than 40 young people across Northern Ireland who have experienced homelessness and understand the issues and barriers facing young people at risk of or currently homelessness. The report was produced as part of the...

NIYF call for Youth Conference with First Minister & Deputy First Minister

Northern Ireland’s young people must be involved in decisions affecting their lives as the Covid-19 lockdown eases. The Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF), which represents their interests, said its research has shown young people suffering from boredom, anxiety and feelings of isolation since measures were introduced to stem the spread of the virus. NIYF Deputy Director Phil...

Young people want a say on bonfire traditions 

Young people are calling for the opportunity to learn more and reflect on how we as a society celebrate culture and tradition. That is main conclusion of two major reports published this week – one focusing on loyalist bonfires and the second on republican bonfires. The reports were carried out by the Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) which was keen...

Black History Month

Black History Month October 2017 Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black people. Its origins date back to 1926 when historian Carter G Woodson and prominent African American minister Jesse E Mooreland came up with the concept. The teaching of Black History was recognized as crucial in developing an understanding of race in society;...

Votes at 16

On the 15th September - to mark World Democracy Day - the NI Youth Forum launched their Votes at 16 Campaign. Hundreds of young people were joined by politicians and the Children's Commissioner at a   packed event at NICVA in North Belfast, to show their support and put pressure on the government to change the...

Young People’s Right to Be Heard under threat

This weekend young people from across the UK will come together for the 17th Annual sitting of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament which will take place in Liverpool. In March 2017 UKYP was ‘paused’ in NI leaving young people from the region disillusioned and disenfranchised in terms of youth participation at a UK wide level. Since December...