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…

The Leeds alcohol and drug service Forward Leeds is running a campaign to encourage safer drinking at Christmas. Forward Leeds are distributing their Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking leaflet into health centres, GPs surgeries, pharmacies and Leeds Council One Stop Centres as well as from their three hubs in the city. The advice is also…

Christmas and New Year can be a fun time for some but a difficult time for others. Some may overindulge in the seasonal spirit but some people may not feel very festive at all. Below is a link to our Tips for Safer Drinking over Christmas and a link to advice and information for those…

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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Pictured above: Olivia and Holly were among the lucky children to see Santa at the Recovery Chapel and receive presents! Ho Ho Ho! Christmas came early at the Leeds Recovery Chapel as Santa called in to hand out presents and spread some holiday cheer. Children bustled around and parents chatted in the decoration-laden main room…

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Christmas went down in style with a festive party at the Recovery Chapel featuring food, games, music and more. Staff put on an afternoon of Christmas celebrations for service users at the Leeds Recovery Chapel, a place for those in recovery which offers education and training as well as fun groups and workshops. The party…

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