Bytes Q&A: Alex Duffy on the challenges young people are facing

Bytes Q&A-Alex Duffy on the challenges young people are facing

Alex Duffy is a Youth Worker on the highly successful Peace Bytes programme, and has been with us since the programme started in 2018. We asked him about his recent experiences supporting young people in the North West remotely during multiple lockdowns and the challenges young people are facing after almost a year of disrupted life.  Q. […]

Bytes Staff Journeys: Ryan Moorehead

Bytes Staff Journeys- Ryan Moorehead

The Bytes Project works with thousands of young people a year and it is not unusual for individuals who have previously been participants on our programmes or attended one-off sessions run by Bytes staff to end up volunteering or working for us. To start a new series of articles highlighting the brilliant staff we have […]

Giving LGBT+ young people a voice with Positive Sparks

Giving LGBT+ young people a voice with Positive Sparks

Patrick Thompson For the last week, as part of Children’s Mental Health Week and to coincide with the start of LGBT+ History Month, Bytes has been sharing and amplifying the voices of LGBT+ young people who have worked with us as part of the Positive Sparks programme. The Positive Sparks listening platform exists to give young people an outlet […]

Bytes Q&A: Jenny on the Rank Foundation ‘Time to Shine’ programme

Bytes Q&A - Jenny on the Rank Foundation 'Time to Shine' programme

At the start of the year, Jenny Rogan joined Bytes as Heritage & Impact Analyst, having been chosen to be part of the Rank Foundation’s ‘Time to Shine’ programme. We asked her to talk about her first month with us, and to tell us some more about the programme. Q. For you, having joined Bytes recently, […]

Bytes Q&A: Sarah on listening to young people during and after lockdown

Bytes Q&A

For this month’s Bytes Q&A, we asked one of our Belfast based Project Manager’s, Sarah Geddis, to share her thoughts and experiences of the last few months. Sarah takes the lead of delivering sessions related to our Positive Sparks programme, as well as several smaller projects involving short term youth work. Q. For you, what has it […]

Getting online at the Windsor Women’s Centre

Getting online at the Windsor Women’s Centre

Patrick Thompson In the last few months, Bytes has undertaken a number of small-scale intervention projects with partners across Northern Ireland. Many of these have been in response to issues put in the spotlight by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including our recent work with the Windsor Women’s Centre in South Belfast, made possible by funding from the Good […]