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 its name from the evidence that suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.
- Connect with other people
- Be active and exercise
- Keep learning
- Give to others
- Be mindful
The Leeds recovery community celebrated the event on the with an Open Mic Night to launch the new name.
Around 100 guests and performers were at the launch night for 5 WAYS including musicians, poets and spoken word performers with Russell compering proceedings.
The night was an evening of creativity embracing the spirit of recovery, that was free from substances, but overflowing with inspiration, talent and entertainment.
As well as a great night out, it was a celebration of the many accomplishments of those in Leeds who have taken many positive steps on their road to recovery.