According to mental health charity stem4, children and young people in the UK are currently facing a mental health ‘epidemic’. As a result, there is a growing need for the organisations working with young people to incorporate mental wellbeing into their work, and Leap is no exception. 


In 2014 we developed a Theory of Change to demonstrate how our work could obtain long-term results for the young people we work with. Since then, we have gone through a new strategic cycle and decided to focus programme delivery and design on young people in care, alternative education, the secure estate and in the community. We refer to these four areas as ecosystems. Theory of Change (ToC) 2018 Edition builds on the existing literature review, theoretical analysis, and feedback from the young p