​For World Mental Health Day 2017 two of the specialist team at Forward Leeds recorded brief videos about substance misuse and mental health. ​Matthew Gaskell is the Consultant Psychologist at Forward Leeds and the Clinical Lead in the mental health team.​ His video on addiction and mental health is below. He talks about the advantages of…

Safeguarding is everyone’s business Leeds Safeguarding Week runs from the 9-15 October 2017 and Forward Leeds have a number of activities planned. We will be revealing a “thought of the day” at our morning hub meetings and on social media to allow people to reflect. A safeguarding quiz will be available for staff and service…

Freshers Week

It’s that time of year again and Forward Leeds will be having a presence at most of the Freshers Fairs in Leeds. We will be offering advice and information around alcohol and drugs to those just starting out on their student lives. We will also have a range of goodies and giveaways as well as…

Members of 5 WAYS along with volunteers, staff and supporters from Forward Leeds travelled to Blackpool for the UK Recovery Walk on 9th September. The walk is a national event celebrating recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living…

Forward Leeds is opening its doors for people to come and see for themselves what goes on at an alcohol and drug service with an Open House event on the 21st of September. Visitors will get a chance to tour their premises and chat with heads of all the different areas of Forward Leeds including…

Forward Leeds are opening a revamped and more accessible harm reduction and needle exchange facility at its Kirkgate hub. A launch event at 2pm on 8th September at Forward Leeds will see clients, public health experts and other guests from the health and care sector have a chance to see the new changes to the…

Forward Leeds will be organising  travel to the UK Recovery Walk in Blackpool on Saturday the 9th of September. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living proof of the reality of long-term addiction recovery. Lee Wilson, Forward Leeds Area Manager said: “Once again,…

Local people who have lost friends and family members because of drugs or alcohol are being invited to enter names and tributes in memorial books being opened across the city. Drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds is opening the books in the reception areas of its hubs in Seacroft, Armley and Kirkgate in the city…

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