Sammie O’Connor, a Recovery Coordinator from the ​Forward Leeds Young Persons team was on BBC Look North on 11 January 2018, This was following a rise in the national and local figures for deaths related to MDMA in 2016. Joanne, a 22 year old maths student from Sheffield had died after taking ecstacy and her…

5 WAYS will begin hosting Families Anonymous sessions for the first time in January 2018. The meetings will take place every Tuesday evening between 7pm and 8.30pm. Jo Byrden, manager of 5 WAYS said:” We have always been keen for those in recovery to bring family, friends and loved ones to 5 WAYS to see for…

Forward Leeds have compiled a range of posters and a leaflet to help those who suffer from the Winter Blues. The winter months can be a difficult time. Lack of sunlight and a disruption to the body’s natural rhythms can leave people feeling down, sluggish and even anxious. These feelings have been recognised by the…

Forward Leeds are supporting Dry January as a public health campaign in 2018. We are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have…

Joy Archer, Education, Training and Employment Coordinator at Forward Leeds was busy over Christmas. She volunteered with Crisis a national charity that works to support people out of homelessness for good. Crisis at Christmas gives homeless people good food, friendly company, healthcare and clean clothes – and is a vital first step towards leaving homelessness…

Over 100 people from across Leeds attended a Christmas Party thrown by 5 WAYS on Monday 18th December at the St. Georges Centre. The event was organised jointly with St. Annes’ Detox and Rehab, Spacious Places and Growing Rooms. The party was for those in recovery and no longer using alcohol or drugs. The day…

Bill Owen, our Early Intervention and Prevention Manager, has been recording advice for broadcast on local radio over the Christmas period. In line with the Forward Leeds Keep Calm at Christmas campaign, Bill has been sharing some of our Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking with local radio stations Radio Aire and Heart Yorkshire. Bill’s advice…

The opening times for the Christmas and New Year period at our three hubs in Armley, Seacroft and the city centre are below. The same times go for 5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy on Burley Road. From the 18 to the 22 of December the three Leeds hubs and 5 WAYS are…

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