Members of 5 WAYS along with volunteers, staff and supporters from Forward Leeds travelled to Blackpool for the UK Recovery Walk on 9th September. The walk is a national event celebrating recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living…

Forward Leeds will be organising  travel to the UK Recovery Walk in Blackpool on Saturday the 9th of September. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living proof of the reality of long-term addiction recovery. Lee Wilson, Forward Leeds Area Manager said: “Once again,…

The WY-FI Project have used gardening therapy for their staff away day. WY-FI works to support people across West Yorkshire who have multiple needs to live more fulfilling lives and achieve their goals. The team visited the 5 WAYS Grow Together group in their Hyde Park allotment to help out the project. The 5 WAYS…

The Leeds recovery community got together for a day of school-age sports at Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park. Staff, volunteers and users of the services at 5 WAYS took part in a Sports Day with staff and clients from Spacious Places, The Space, Learning to Live Again and St Anne’s Rehabilitation on the 28 of July Events…

5 Ways Logo

On the 30th of June, The Recovery Academy, run by Forward Leeds, was 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 WAYS takes…

5 WAYS sign

On the 30th of June, The Recovery Academy, run by Forward Leeds, will be renamed 5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy. New signs have been erected and the exterior has had a fresh coat of paint to match. The name, which was chosen by the current members, reflects the five ways to improve mental well-being….

Grow Together

The Grow Together group is a permaculture and environmental gardening group created as joint project between Forward Leeds and Hyde Park Source. The group is a part of the weekly planned activities at the Forward Leeds Recovery Academy and meets every Tuesday afternoon. The course teaches participants to design and maintain “green-space” such as a…

Helping an attendee

Clients of drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds attended a jobs fair to help them “step up” in to the construction industry. Lucy Fella, of Forward Leeds, said, “The event day was a great success. It enabled Forward Leeds clients to speak to employers, colleges and other training providers from the construction industry. We’ve had…

Each September in the UK, tens of thousands of people in recovery, recovery projects and services celebrate their successes, and recovery itself, by organising and taking part in events throughout the country. The largest event during Recovery Month, the Recovery Walk, took place in Durham on Saturday 12th September. Forward Leeds staff, volunteers and service…

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