Fun for the summer … and beyond for young people on Third Space programme

As the summer approaches, young people across Northern Ireland and the border region are being encouraged to sign up for fun, adventure and the opportunity to make new friends as part of the Third Space programme. Read more

Extern to tackle sectarianism among young people in new Belfast-based project

Extern has announced the launch of an innovative new project, part of Belfast City Council’s PEACE IV programme, aimed at tackling issues surrounding sectarianism and hate crime among young people in Belfast Read more

Opiod Overdose in NI – The Bigger Picture

Heroin use has increased rapidly here, particularly in Belfast. This is reflected in the NIAS figures reported in the Belfast Telegraph (24.05.19), which reveal a doubling of the rate of opioid overdose in the space of two years Read more

Northern Ireland manager and Belfast Lord Mayor on the ball for launch of Extern’s Fun Cup 2019

Northern Ireland senior men’s international football manager Michael O’Neill and outgoing Belfast Lord Mayor Deirdre Hargey have ‘pitched in’ together to launch the Extern Fun Cup, one of the biggest and brightest youth footballing tournaments to hit the city this summer. Read more

Run for Roscor

The 10K & 5K races will take place entirely within the grounds of Shane's Castle estate, which is made up of 1,000 acres of woodland on the shores of Lough Neagh So whether it's the 10K Race or Walk, or the 5K Race, every step you take in support of the Roscor Youth Village will make a big difference Read more

Birthday celebrations mark first anniversary for cross-border youth project

Hundreds of young people across Northern Ireland and the border counties are celebrating a very special milestone this week with the first birthday of innovative cross-border youth project Third Space. Read more

Extern launches guide for people who are problem users of the drug Pregabalin

Extern today launch a new guide which aims to reduce the risk of death and harm for people who are problem users of the drug pregabalin Read more

Extern's leading role recognised at prestigious CO3 Leadership Awards

Extern has been recognised for the quality of its leadership at the prestigious CO3 Leadership Awards 2019. Read more

Royal welcome for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Roscor Youth Village

Duke and Duchess are guests of honour during special visit to our stunning site close to shores of Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh Read more

Chief Medical Officer visits Extern's new Services Hub

Dr McBride got to see at first-hand the valuable services Extern offers to some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Read more

How I became a Homelessness Project Manager

Extern Homes manager Declan Morris reveals what inspired his choice of career working with people facing homelessness. Read more

Extern officially launches new Vbookni.org website

The innovative new online resource provides a versatile and dynamic platform for social workers to share knowledge from the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland Read more

Extern lifts third national prize for governance in a year

The prestigious accolade recognises the crucial role played by Extern's Board of Trustees in the running of the organisation Read more

Pathways celebrates 20 years of putting young people on path to success

The innovative project has helped over 700 young people since it first started providing lessons and qualifications in the Belfast area Read more

Mayor of Derry and Strabane visits Extern's Positive Learning project

The Derry-Londonderry-based project offers skills development and good relations training across the wider NW region Read more

Extern receives first birthday present of £247K from Department for Communities

The Belfast-based Reach Out project has celebrated its first year of operation with a welcome funding award to continue its vital mental health work in the community Read more

New drug and alcohol advice sessions in Northern Trust area

Adults and families across the Northern Trust area, who are experiencing issues because of drug or alcohol misuse, are being encouraged to avail of a new series of ‘open door’ advice sessions Read more

Extern launches new cross-border Positive Learning project

The EU-funded good relations and skills development project is the first of its kind in the North West region. Read more

Jumping Hurdles project helps young people achieve Gaisce Awards

Twelve young people from across the Midwest region have received Bronze Gaisce Awards for their work on the inventive new programme Read more

Extern and Verbal celebrate launch of new Third Space project

The cross-border project will transform the lives of 800 children and young people who are identified as being vulnerable and at risk Read more

Extern named as winner of NI Leadership and Good Governance Awards

The awards shine a light on the work undertaken by Trustees and Boards of charities, and on their efforts to improve their governance. Read more

Extern to roll out new Positive Learning cross-border project in North-West region

The first of its kind project for the North-West region has been awarded €1.88m of EU PEACE IV funding Read more

Launch of new Under-18s drug and alcohol programme in Midlands area

The Extern MYDAS (Midlands Youth Drug & Alcohol Support) Project will deliver a Community based Under-18 Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Treatment Support Service for young people and families Read more

Moving Forward, Moving On chosen as finalist for National Children & Young People Awards

Extern is the only local charity from Northern Ireland to have been chosen as a finalist for the national 2017 Children & Young People Now Awards. Read more