About Us

We are a group of young people aged between 15 and 25 years old, who have came together from the local community, with the aim of raising suicide awareness and other issues affecting young people in our community.

At Focus, we are non-judgemental and are keen to make contact with young people who are experiencing issues that are impacting upon their lives. We are here to listen to your worries and problems confidentially.

People of all ages find it hard to share their feelings with others and often keep everything locked up inside, often creating a sense of hopelessness. Simply talking, and sharing problems, can help. By working together we may find ways of helping and supporting individuals cope better with issues or worries they are facing.

It can be hard to take that first step, but we would like to break down those barriers and promote the fact that talking and sharing problems is both helpful and healthy, so whatever your problem, however big or small, you will be made welcome at Focus and listened to with total respect.

Mental Health is something that people are still not talking about. At Antrim Youth Information & Counselling Centre you wont be judged. Reach out and ask for the help you need.
"It's not often I post something too serious on Social Media and I'm not sure this is the right thing to do and to be honest i'm nervous as hell writing this status but I hope it helps others and I hope you can share this if you think it will help someone."
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Want to join theTeam?

Are you aged 15 to 25 years old and want to join a dynamic team of young people?

FOCUS is a fun, safe and inclusive group for all young people in the community to meet and connect. Planning fresh ways to engage our community and promote the services on offer at AYICC. FOCUS plan events throughout the year to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and also its a place to voice whats on the minds of young people in the local area.

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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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