We believe that young people are experts in what they and their peers enjoy. We also think that they often have a better understanding and valuable advice about young people’s attitudes and beliefs about wellbeing and physical activity than adults who are designing the offers for young people.

To inform our work we’ve embarked on a joint research project with the Open University Centre for Children and Young People’s Wellbeing and other interested partner organisations. Our aim is to discover what young people want for their physical activity.

We would love to hear from you if you share our interest in hearing what young people have to say. We have no pre-conceived ideas about what ‘active’ means – except that staying active often contributes to wellbeing and is fun and enjoyable.

Please contact us if you can:

  • Introduce us to young people and help host a meeting to hear what they think about physical activity.
  • Work with our research team to engage young people as advisors to plan and deliver an activity for their peers – some of whom might be less active or new to activity.

Read more about our approach here

rhsmith@leapwithus.org.uk is looking forward to hearing from you.