Jo Byrden image courtesy of the Yorkshire Post

5 WAYS, the Leeds recovery hub will be celebrating three years of successes with two events in July.

Open Day

On Tuesday 16 July 5 WAYS will be  highlighting the range of work they do to support the Leeds recovery community with an Open Day.

Jo Byrden, Manager of 5 WAYS said: “We have had a really successful three years so far. There are so many positive stories. Service users moving into employment and training. We’ve run a number of courses ourselves including Health and Social Care and Mental Health Awareness. Our drama group even put on a production of Macbeth this year. Plus our everyday popular activities like our arts and crafts groups and our allotment are flourishing”.

Jo continued: “Our good work has been picked up on a number of occasions by the local media so we have been featured in the Yorkshire Post, on Radio Leeds and on Look North twice”.

At the Open Day 5 WAYS will be running taster sessions of a number of activities, Jo Byrden and some of the current members of 5 WAYS will be presenting an overview of how 5 WAYS people to maintain abstinence and visitors will be able to sit in on a sustained recovery group meeting.

The Open House event will run from 10:30am-3pm on the 16 July.

Open Mic Night

The other event to celebrate three years of 5 WAYS will be another of their incredibly successful Open Mic Nights, taking place on Friday 19 July.

There will be music, comedy and spoken word, all by performers in recovery from substance misuse issues.

In the past these nights have been well received with people travelling to perform from right across Yorkshire.

If you would be interested in performing as a musician, comedian, performance poet, etc. please contact 5 WAYS on 0113 887 2749 or by emailing 5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk The only stipulation is you must be in recovery from alcohol and/or drugs.

You can reserve a free place at the Open Mic Night by registering at Eventbrite

(photo of Jo Byrden above is courtesy of The Yorkshire Post)

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