What is Youth Information
Aimed primarily at young people aged 15 – 25 years, we provide information on a broad variety of areas and issues. We give you time and a safe space to come and talk or get support, we actively listen and let you tell your story, we help you explore the situation and identify the issue with you, we give you information and options that best suit you and help you make sense of the information at hand and support you to take the next step. Your parent or someone on your behalf can also ask a question for you.
We cover a wide range of topics including going to college, training, jobs, accommodation, your rights, things to do.
Chat with us:
Chat online to a trained Youth Information Officer. The chat service is available between 4pm and 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). The service is here to support 16 to 25 year olds, parents/guardians, and people who work with young people.
If you want to chat to a Youth Information Worker during that time, start a conversation now. If you would like to leave a message outside of the hours of our chat service, we can come back to you by email the next time we’re online. This is an english-speaking service at present.
- Coming to Ireland from Ukraine is a great resource from Citizens Information. You will find lots of information about visas, social welfare, accommodation and housing.
- There is also a list of where to go for supports when looking for work, to get your CV done, where to go for English classes, to get a free SIM card for 3 months etc.
Government Information and Advice for Ukrainians
Irish Refugee Council Information and Advice for Ukrainians
- Information to people fleeing Ukraine after the Russian invasion answering questions that people may have.
Accessing College in Ireland
Student Support for Ukrainian Refugees
If you want to begin or continue your college (higher education) here in Ireland, there is a Helpdesk to give you access to guidance counselling and to experts from the college admissions offices. Contact NSRHelpdesk@mu.ie or call +353 (0)1 474 7788.
SUSI Student Grant – Ukrainian nationals who meet the residency criteria of living in the EU, EEA, UK or Switzerland, for 3 of the last 5 years and have an eligible permission to remain in Ireland including (under Section 60) of the International Protection Act 2015 may be eligible for funding. All applicant must meet all of SUSI’s eligibility criteria.An online grant application can be made through SUSI website
PLC Bursary for Displaced Persons (Ukraine) Scheme 2022: Please note, this scheme applies to the 2022/23 academic year only. Students who were awarded for year 1 of a 2-year PLC course under this scheme in 2022/23 and are continuing into year 2 of the same course in 2023/24 may be eligible and should be directed to email@example.com for more information.
Here is a link to the Careers Portal page translated into Ukrainian.:
Accessing the Health Service in Ireland
Bereavement support available for Ukrainian families in Ireland
For any adult concerned about a bereaved child. Family or professionals can phone for information, advice and support or to make a referral – Ph: 01 4732110 Mon-Thurs 10am – 12pm; firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining a Youth Club
Crosscare Youth Services support young people (aged 10- 24yrs) throughout the greater Dublin/ Wicklow area. Find out if there is one in your local area through Crosscare Youth Services.
There are Youth Services all around Ireland run by different organisations. Contact your local Youth Information Officer to find out where is your nearest, and find out other local supports and information available.