Narrative 4 Ireland: Mission & Vision

Our Mission:

To harness the power of the Story Exchange to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, their communities, and the world.

Our Vision:

To make Narrative 4 part of every school in Ireland so that young adults will lead with empathy

Paula O’ Sullivan, a Secondary School teacher at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, and her students speak about the impact of the Story Exchange.

Our core work is training teachers and youth workers in how to facilitate Story Exchanges all over Ireland. We also run projects directly from our Empathy Centre in Limerick.

The Story Exchange is an evidence-based model that improves social and emotional skills in young people. We train secondary school teachers and youth workers to facilitate the Story Exchange. The certified training consists of four modules delivered online.

Visit our award-winning Empathy Centre in a renovated Georgian townhouse in the heart of Limerick City.

Check out some of the past projects and collaborations we have run at Narrative 4 Ireland.

Can stories bridge borders? Can narratives unite? A group of 30 young people from Ireland and set out to explore this topic. Film by Rob Stone

Rethink Ireland – Youth Mental Health Award

Narrative 4 won the Youth Mental Health Award in 2018. This four year funding award of €300,000, plus supports, recognises Narrative 4’s innovative approach to youth mental health. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Limerick City Tidy Towns Winner 2017

Our Empathy Centre won the Limerick City Tidy Towns overall building of the year in 2017! The award recognized the renovation of a disused library space into a 21st century civic space.

Rethink Ireland – Youth Mental Health Award

Narrative 4 won the Youth Mental Health Award in 2018. This four year funding award of €300,000, plus supports, recognises Narrative 4’s innovative approach to youth mental health. Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

Limerick City Tidy Towns Winner 2017

Our Empathy Centre won the Limerick City Tidy Towns overall building of the year in 2017! The award recognized the renovation of a disused library space into a 21st century civic space.