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Start360

Start360

Our Clients

You may not realise it, but every year, thousands of disadvantaged young people and vulnerable adults in Northern Ireland fall victim to ill physical, emotional and mental health. Unsure of what their future holds, they are in desperate need of guidance and help so that they can steer their lives in a fulfilling way. That’s where Start360 steps in.

In 1993, Start360 was established with the goal of providing a comprehensive range of personal development services, dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of young people and vulnerable adults in Northern Ireland. As an award-winning regional youth organisation, we hold true to our core vision to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.

We constantly seek to work with anyone who could benefit from our services. As a result of working together with our clients and other organisations throughout Northern Ireland, Start360 looks towards a better, brighter future for all ages in our society.

Our Commitment

"HELPING PEOPLE MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR LIFE'S OPPORTUNITIES AND BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE."

Our Services

We offer a range of innovative programmes and services, which can be easily adapted to meet specific issues faced by young people, including drug/alcohol misuse, mental and emotional health, barriers to employment or achievement, or lack of confidence and self-esteem. Sessions are always delivered in a way that is enjoyable and interactive, whilst being grounded in a sound learning framework.

Our key programmes and services include:

Advocacy representing and discussing young people’s views

Counselling offered to young people with more complex emotional or mental health support needs

Diversionary Activities/Residential Experiences providing young people with opportunities to participate and improve their personal, social and life skills

Groupwork educating young people and/or adults, helping them to understand and engage with each other

Mentoring & Group Mentoring Tailored an experienced youth worker assists young people to make positive lifestyle and employment choices

Our Expertise

Since our establishment in 1993, our experience has enabled us to develop skills in various ways:

  • A proven track record in designing, developing and delivering an exceptional range of practical support
  • Experienced, qualified and skilled staff practitioners in all areas of youth work
  • A carefully developed, unique methodology based on the proven benefits of peer education
  • A focus on support, care, and self-development
  • A keen understanding of young people’s varied and often complex needs


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