Tel : 028 94 429844

AYICC, 10a High Street,

Antrim, BT41 4AN

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Monday : 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday : 9am - 8:30pm

Wednesday : 9am - 4:30pm

Thursday : 9am - 8:30pm

Friday : 9am - 3pm 

Sat & Sun : Sunday Closed 




Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre is supported by

Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre (AYICC) has received support from the Victims Support Programme for Groups working with Victims and Survivors, which is administered by VSS on behalf of the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister.

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We would like to thank everyone for your support throughout this past year. We look forward to the new year with some major changes within the centre and we are all excited to share this with you in 2016.

We are currently closed for the holiday season and will re-open again on Monday 9th January 2017   


We would like to thank everyone for your support throughout this past year. We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We are currently closed for the holiday season and will re-open again on Monday 9th January 2017   


AYICC - Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre is a community organisation and registered charity. We have established a range of services which include youth projects, counselling and training programmes. AYICC delivers a high quality professional service that strives to meet the needs of individuals, families and community. 


FOCUS were in Belfast on Saturday 1st August to show their support for Belfast Gay Pride 2015.


This was the first year that FOCUS attended the Pride Parade.

FOCUS were there to raise awareness of their organisation and throughout the day talked to people who have gone through difficulties with their sexuality and also the effects bullying can have on persons life.


Our FOCUS wristbands are now available at AYICC 10a High Street, Antrim.


They are £1 each and all funds are going to a great cause, promoting positive mental health. Wear the band with pride and tell all your friends


Hello there !
We have a young person survey that you can take part in.This will give us an insight as to what needs young people have in the Antrim Borough Council area.


We know some parents feel confused by the internet. The NSPCC have a new campaign called "Share Aware" and this short film is called "I Saw Your Willy". Their Share Aware campaign is for parents of children aged 8-12 and will help to reasure you, and give you everything you need to keep your children safe.

The NSPCC have a straightforward, no-nonsence advice that will untangle the web, and show you how you can be just as great a parent online, as you are the rest of the time. The internet is a great place for children to be. Being Share Aware makes it safer. 

Youth Support Worker 

Friday 11th January 2019


Salary: £9.83/hour

Hours per week: 6.00

Antrim Youth Information and Counselling Centre (AYICC) is looking to appoint 2 Youth Support Workers to provide youth outreach across the Newtownabbey area.

Youth Support Workers will be actively involved in engaging with young people to design and deliver youth-led awareness programmes around drug, alcohol and substance misuse.  

Salary: £9.83/hour

Hours: 6 hours/week evenings and weekends

Essential criteria

The post holder must: 

  • Hold an ONC Level 2 in Youth Work or equivalent

  • Be able to demonstrate 12 month’s youth work experience, either paid or voluntary, within the last 5 years within a range of youth work situations

  • Have knowledge of issues effecting young people

  • Have knowledge of child protection

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills together with good presentation and inter-personal skills

  • Be able to maintain records and preparation of reports as required

  • Be able to use Microsoft Office package, to include Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Have access to a form of transport that will enable the post holder to carry out the duties of the post

  • Be able to work unsociable hours such as evenings and weekends 

Desirable criteria

  • Have an understanding of substance misuse issues

  • Have a recognised facilitation qualification or equivalent experience

This post is initially to 31st March 2019



An application form is available by contacting: 

Antrim Youth Information and Counselling Centre

10a High Street


BT41 4AN


Tel: 028 9442 9844



Our HI-5 Programme contains steps to help you with your emotional health. The Programme takes place over a weekend residential at Woodhall Outdoor Education Centre.


Our HEADS UP Programme "Health Education on Alcohol, Drugs & Substances" look at the dangers of Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Misuse.which held over a 4-6 week programme


Our "HOW WAS IT 4 YOU" Programme looks at the awareness of LGBTQ issues and Sexual Health Education, This is two programmes based over eight sessions.