5 Ways Logo

On the 30th of June, The Recovery Academy, run by Forward Leeds, is to be renamed the 5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy. The name, which was chosen by the current members, reflects the five ways to improve mental well-being. A new logo and branding has been created for 5 WAYS that reflects this. 5…

​A dozen Forward Leeds clients, some still in treatment and some former clients attended a session at the University of Leeds to gain insights into accessing further and higher education. Graham Hale, Education, Training and Employment Worker for Forward Leeds said: “It was like watching lightbulbs go on above our clients heads. They realised that…

A new book club for people in treatment at Forward Leeds, has been launched with Waterstones in the city. The “Read4Recovery” book club came from an idea from clients Forward Leeds clients who were keen to find activities to absorb and entertain them away from alcohol and/or drugs. Waterstones Leeds were happy to immediately offer…

For the first time, Forward Leeds are putting detox in the spotlight. We are focusing from June 13-15 on raising clients’ knowledge of what support there is for when they go through detox. Detoxification (detox for short) means the removal of toxic substances from the human body and also refers to the period when the…

Scores of volunteers including many from Leeds drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds, will attend a special event on June 2nd to celebrate volunteer week. (June 1st to 7th). DISC, a charity providing specialist services across the North of England, will bring together members of its volunteer workforce at the Recovery Academy, off Burley Road…

In an innovative new policy Forward Leeds, the drug and alcohol service for Leeds has been distributing potentially lifesaving kits to clients. The kits contain Naloxone an opiate receptor blocker along with instructions for use. Naloxone can temporarily reverse the effect of opiates such as heroin. It binds with the opioid receptors and removes the…

Lee and Becky at Radio Aire

Forward Leeds staff members Lee Wilson and Becky Carroll were interviewed by Radio Aire for a news item on Monday the 8th of May. They talked about Forward Leeds innovative new policy, running since the beginning of March, of distributing potentially lifesaving kits to clients. The kits contain Naloxone an opiate receptor blocker along with…

Staff from drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds are running to raise funds for a charity that works with the homeless and vulnerable in the city. Six members of the team at Forward Leeds are running in the Leeds Half Marathon on the 14th of May and raising money for St. George’s Crypt. St. George’s…

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