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.

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.

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.

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.

FURTHER RESOURCES

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 […]

Week 4: Reconnect – Wednesday Touch-in

Reconnect - Wednesday Touch-in Wednesday Hello, we have arrived at Wednesday already, I am wondering and interested if you had the opportunity or remembered to pause […]

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

DIRECTORS’ REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2021

The directors present their annual report together with the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.

How to Create Change at the Local Level

The aim of this resource is to support young people’s understanding of how they can create meaningful change at the local level, particularly with regards to […]

Working Safely in a Youth Club

This updated resource Working Safely in a Youth Club is designed to offer guidance to youth leaders on ways in which they can provide a safe […]

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