Forward Leeds has begun to offer a limited number of face-to-face groups for users of our service again. We are also continuing to offer online groups and these are listed below.

The various group programmes promote recovery by raising knowledge and awareness; developing recovery skills; promoting changes in thinking, emotion and behaviour and offer a means to get support from people experiencing the same things that you are.

Face-to-face Groups

Follow the link below to each hub page to see the groups offered at each site or scroll down to see the list of online groups
East Leeds hub in Seacroft
West Leeds hub in Armley
City and South Leeds hub on Kirkgate in the city centre
5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy

Online Groups


2:00 – 3:30pm SMART Recovery Meeting
Science based mutual aid meeting. Zoom Meeting – see instructions below


2:00 – 3:30pm Using SMART Tools – Themed Forum
A structured group exploring ways to address obstacles and/or issues raised in Monday’s SMART Recovery Meeting. Different topic each week. Zoom Meeting – see instructions below


1.30pm-3.30pm Wonder Women
A women-only Sessions that focus on emotional wellbeing for women including self-empowerment, confidence building, relaxation, anxiety management and more. To attend through Zoom email and request the log in details.

6:30pm – 8pm Evening Forum Check-in
Informal Mutual Aid Meeting – Zoom Meeting – see instructions below

The online groups and meetings are for everyone who uses the Forward Leeds service or who is a member of 5 WAYS

For Zoom Meetings go to and install the app, and then follow the link on the invitation we post on the ‘Forward Leeds Recovery Forum’, the ‘5 WAYS to Wellbeing at the Recovery Academy’ Facebook page, and on the 5 WAYS Twitter account every day. Or we can email them to you.
If you’re stuck e-mail and one of the group workers will try to help you out.