​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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Aim: Increase participants knowledge, skills and confidence to identify those drinking above lower risk levels and the associated risks to health. To explore the impact of alcohol and overlapping issues of domestic abuse and alcohol. How to make referrals to appropriate services Objectives: To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to alcohol…

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Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions to young people. Objectives: To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to young people alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on young people. To provide tools for practitioners…

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Aim: To increase confidence and skills in screening and identification of substance use Objectives: To look at different types of drug use, from experimental use through to dependent use. To look at different categories of drugs in terms of stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens – and their short term and long term effects on physical and…

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Aim: To build participants confidence and skills in delivering alcohol brief interventions Objectives: To provide practitioners with up to date information in regards to adults alcohol use, including government guidance and recommendations. For participants to revise their knowledge about the effects of alcohol on adults. To provide tools for practitioners to use to help assess…

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The purpose of the housing support service is to prevent the risk of homelessness and to provide support with maintaining current tenancies. The Housing Team take referrals from case managers within Forward Leeds. The team supports with benefit issues, arrears arising from non-payment of utility bills, council tax arrears, rent arrears, housing benefit and discretionary…

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