5 Ways @ the Recovery Academy provided an enjoyable afternoon for visiting clients from the St. Anne’s Residential Detox and Rehabilitation Services.

Those attending were blown away by a magic show provided by Tony Sunderland from St. Anne’s. Lunch was provided on the roof terrace and the day ended with a quiz delivered by the DISC CEO Paul Townsley.

Jo Byrden, manager of 5 WAYS said: “It was great to see 5 WAYS regulars talking positively with those in rehab about the benefits of 5 WAYS and the peer support and friendships that form at the venue.”

Jo continued: “We are hoping to provide regular events throughout the year with St. Anne’s and other recovery services in Leeds. We are already planning a sports day and an outing on the canal.


Magic tricks from Tony

Magic tricks from Tony

“We feel it’s really important to be working in partnership with the other services to ensure that the recovery community in Leeds have a wide range of support available and to encourage peer support across the services.”

Before people headed back to rehab many were already putting their names down for 5 WAYS activities. Some to attend the Wednesday yoga classes and a couple of people signed up for courses due to start in June.

Paul Townsley asking the questions

Paul Townsley asking the questions

Pondering on the quiz

Pondering on the quiz

Guessing an answer

Getting an answer

The Bottle Trick

 The Bottle Trick

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