Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time for many of us. It brings pressures and problems to bear. Here is some advice for Christmas and New Year. Be careful about comparing yourself to others at Christmas Unrealistic media and advertising versions of other people’s festive celebrations can make us feel less positive. Be…

  Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking The drink can flow freely throughout the festive period. It’s tempting to enjoy yourself, knowing that you have an extended break to relax and switch off. But, it’s easy to drink too much. Children might see their parents behave differently from usual due to having too much – which…

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 runs from the 13-19 November. The theme this year is Alcohol and Families. Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems….

The theme of Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 is alcohol and families. Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems. Not just for yourself but for…

The Leeds recovery centre 5 WAYS will be showcasing its wide range of services at an Open House event on the 30th November. 5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy is the Leeds hub for those in recovery from alcohol and drugs. They will be highlighting the range of work they do to support…

​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…

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Andrew came into Forward Leeds through a local GP surgery where he got and advice and support from Jane who works across a number of GPs and Health Centres in Leeds. Andrew talks about how Forward Leeds offered support and advice for him that enabled him to move on with his life.

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5 WAYS to well-being @ the Recovery Academy is situated in a beautiful old chapel building on Westfield Road, just off Burley Road. It is a place for people in recovery and those who are coming to the end of their treatment. It provides a safe and comfortable environment for people to gain support, advice…

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Aim: To increase confidence, skills and knowledge in aspects of New Psychoactive Substances Objectives: History of New Psychoactive Substances The Science- How NPS work on the brain- Synthetic Cannabinoids. View of the experts.- Global Drug Survey and TIC TAC Pills and Powders- Other types of NPS. Most popular and Prolific – Nitrous Oxide The New…

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Aim: To increase confidence and skills in the identification of substance use and links to mild/low level Mental Health. Objectives: To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. Looking at severity of Substance Use and Mental Health (Quadrant Mapping) To look at different categories of drugs in terms…

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