The Forward Leeds Young People’s team have a wealth of experience gained from working with young people who use alcohol and/or drugs.

Over the years they have built up their knowledge and skills working face-to-face with young people from a range of different backgrounds.

More importantly they continue to learn and develop alongside the young people they are working with.

They are not there to judge anyone or take sides.

They are there to help, provide support and offer information for young people and their families.

The team delivers city-wide and in locations to suit the needs of young people or groups. This can be either at home, school or in a neutral venue.

Richard Adams

Richard Adams
Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker

Paige Archibald

Paige Archibald
Young Person’s Drug and Alcohol Worker

Laura Blackburn

Laura Blackburn
Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker

Karen Connell

Karen Connell
Young People’s Senior Administrator

Damien Frain

Damien Frain
Young People’s Service Manager

Nazia Latif

Nazia Latif
Lead Practitioner (Humankind)

Suzanne Macklin

Suzanne Macklin
Young People’s Lead Practitioner

Sammie O'Connor

Sammie O’Connor
Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker

Kathryn Thompson

Kathryn Thompson
Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker

Chris Walker

Chris Walker
Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Worker