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Leeds Youth Council

Find out how to take part in the Leeds Youth Council and campaign around top issues for young people.

Who can get involved

Young people aged 10 to 18 can join the council.

What is involved

  • A group of young people meet on a Saturday once a month
  • Campaign in person around the top voted local issue for young people from the Make Your Mark Ballot.
  • Visits from different teams and services from across the city, provide information and seek your views about what is happening in Leeds for young people.
  • Opportunities to take part in short and long term projects.


  • Learn how to plan and deliver a campaign to drive positive change.
  • Make friends and meet new people.
  • Develop communication and problem-solving skills and learn about effective team work.

Get involved

Contact us to get involved in any of our programmes.

Further information

Read more about Make Your Mark on the British Youth Council website external link.

Read about previous campaigns

Mental Health (2021)

In 2021, the top voted issue was ‘Mental Health’ and the group tackled the negative effect the coronavirus pandemic had on the wellbeing of young people.                

They created a guide aimed at helping schools and groups to provide mental health support to young people including fun and creative wellbeing activities such as art, dance, journaling and quizzes. It also detailed all the mental health support services available for young people in Leeds.                

Watch The Wellbeing Club launch film external link.                


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