Expert resources, toolkits and publications to support your work with and for young people.

Resources to help you have an impact: whether you’re a youth worker looking for toolkits and ready to go activities, an advocate looking for reports you can cite in a brief, or a journalist looking for reliable data, NYCI resources can help your work on issues affecting young people.

Our Podcasts

Access discussions from experts on topics surrounding youth work

Youth Arts Toolkit

Inspiration and resources for using creativity in your youth work – over 100 articles covering all aspects of youth arts!

Youth Mental Health Signposting

One of the key findings from the Mental Health Needs Assessment, carried out by the National Youth Health Programme in 2015, was the need to support organisations, practitioners and young people access appropriate mental health services. In response to this need a Youth Mental Health Signposting tool was developed.

Web Safety in Youth Work

This resource from has been created to support those who work with young people in all youth work organisations who often share similar concerns, risks and challenges to ensure all young people, staff, volunteers are safe online.

COVID-19 Support & Resources

The Covid-19 outbreak represents a major challenge for the youth work sector. It changes the way we all must work. With that in mind, we’re bringing together resources, training and advice to support you through this time.

Map of Youth Work Activities for Young Asylum Seekers

We have developed this online resource to support young asylum seekers and refugees to take part in youth groups and youth work activities in their area.

Publications Library

Access expert resources to support your work with young people.

Map of Development Education in Youth Work

This online resource maps current Development Education and SDG focused youth work across the country.

Research, submissions and advocacy documents

NYCI advocates on issues which impact on young people, on our member organisations and on the youth work sector.

No Hate Speech

Are you concerned about hate speech being used by young people or against young people you work with? Find out more about the Irish campaign of the wider European No Hate Speech Movement.


New E-Learning Hub Launched!

We’ve got an exciting development our team has been working on to share with you: the new NYCI e-learning Hub >> When we first dipped our […]

8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work – new resource launched!

New updated 8 Steps to Inclusive Youth Work available now – build best quality inclusion practice into your youth settings.  

Week 4: Reconnect – Friday Release

Reconnect - Friday Release Friday Happy Friday! The end of another week and I am wondering how you are as we pause together, checking in with […]


Globalisation: The Youth and The Truth

Sense and Sexuality Manual

The aim of the Sense and Sexuality 2.0 support Pack is to provide youth organisations with a comprehensive framework within which to address the issue of […]

NYCI Pre Budget Submission 2023

We are asking Government to adopt our targeted plan for investment across youth work, the cost of living and youth homelessness to make an impact where it is most needed.
If put in place, this will provide immediate relief to many young people who are struggling with crippling costs, will address long-standing inequalities and, ensure that the youth work sector can deliver both now and into the future so young people can reach their full potential.

Become a member of the National Youth Council of Ireland

Join the representative body for youth organisations in Ireland and take advantage of the benefits for your organisation