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On the 31st of January Bill Owen, the Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for Forward Leeds, appeared on the BBC Radio Leeds Afternoon Show with Nick Ahad. This was to help introduce an item on, “what have you given up for January”. Bill and Nick discussed Dry January and its potential benefits that can include…

Leeds’ Like My Limit campaign, aimed at making people more aware of the health issues around drinking, is being launched on Monday 14th November to coincide with the national Alcohol Awareness Week. With over 17,000 dependent drinkers in the city and more than £26m a year lost to the Leeds economy due to hangovers, it…

Forward Leeds, the City’s new alcohol and drug service, were at Asda House on 7th December to promote its new campaign “Like my Limit” which promotes a healthy relationship with alcohol. Staff donned “beer goggles” to play darts and operate remote controlled cars to demonstrate the effects of excess alcohol. John Hague – Asda Leadership…

Forward Leeds, Bill Owen on ITV Calendar News

Our very own Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for the service, appeared on ITV Calendar News at 6pm on Tuesday 8th March. New data from the Office of National Statistics released that day illustrated that the Yorkshire and Humber region, alongside North East and North West, has the third highest number of people…

 Santa’s Grotto, a mountain of presents, games and activities and a tasty buffet… All you need to have some festive fun!  Substance misuse can affect some of the most deprived people in the city, and for some children who are affected by parental substance misuse, Christmas can be a difficult time of year. From the…

Scores of new university students in Leeds have taken the chance to learn more about drugs and alcohol misuse at Freshers’ events in the city. The 18 and 19 year olds, many of whom are away from home for the first time, were keen to learn more about keeping safe during their university careers. Jane…

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