Leaders Unlocked enables young people to have a stronger voice and influence over the issues that affect their lives. In education, policing, health, justice, we help organisations to involve the people who matter and shape decision-making for the better.


Health & Wellbeing


Criminal Justice

"Opportunities such as this are almost one in a million.”

Mental health conditions
affect about 1 in 5 young people

By harnessing young people’s
experiences and views, decision-makers
can gain deeper understanding
of mental health issues in their area


LU Strategy Internships

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Student Commission on Sexual Violence

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The Young Advocates for Youth Justice  

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Mental Health Foundation Young Leaders

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Student Commission on Racial Justice

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IOPC Youth Panel

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Young Justice Advisors

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The Young People’s Future Health Inquiry

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North Ayrshire Mental Health Commission

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Get involved

If you’re interested in getting involved with the work we do at Leaders Unlocked, please do send us a message via our contact us page. We are always keen to hear from young people who may want to take part in our projects, as well as professionals who may want to collaborate.

More than 65% of our
staff came from Leaders Unlocked projects

"We’ve been involved in peer engagement work with Leaders Unlocked. The young leaders we worked with engaged with over 100 service users in custody. We have been so impressed with the work. We are engaging with the young adults as colleagues, and the fact that they are former service users is almost secondary. The most important thing is the high quality work they are delivering."