Meeting at 5 WAYS

Rooms available to hire just outside the city centre 5 Ways is based in a historic, converted chapel close to the city centre. We are just off Burley Road, behind Yorkshire TV studios. 5 WAYS on a regular bus route and also has on street bay parking (free between 9.30 – 4.30pm and after 6pm)….

Sammie O’Connor, a Recovery Coordinator from the ​Forward Leeds Young Persons team was on BBC Look North on 11 January 2018, This was following a rise in the national and local figures for deaths related to MDMA in 2016. Joanne, a 22 year old maths student from Sheffield had died after taking ecstacy and her…

5 WAYS will begin hosting Families Anonymous sessions for the first time in January 2018. The meetings will take place every Tuesday evening between 7pm and 8.30pm. Jo Byrden, manager of 5 WAYS said:” We have always been keen for those in recovery to bring family, friends and loved ones to 5 WAYS to see for…

We know winter can be a difficult time. The long dark nights, the dull days, the post-Christmas slump can affect anyone. Here’s a few ideas we hope may help keep you sparkling through the winter months. Keep active Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. It…

Forward Leeds are supporting Dry January as a public health campaign in 2018. We are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have…

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…

Here at Forward Leeds we are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol for Dry January. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have the time to try different activities…

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  Dry January began in 2012 as the brainchild of a member of staff at Alcohol Concern, Emily Robinson, who had given up drink in January 2011 to train for a half-marathon. She felt she benefitted so much from a month of booze that she repeated it in 2012. People she spoke to about it…

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There are plenty of reasons for taking part in Dry January. Here are some of them You will sleep better Your skin will improve You can lose weight After the Christmas splurge it’s a great way to save money. The average UK adult spends nearly £70 a month on alcohol It gives you a chance…

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