Our various group programmes promote recovery by raising knowledge and awareness; developing recovery skills; promoting changes in thinking, emotion and behaviour. They 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 – 4:00pm Exploring Recovery
A structured session with a different theme every week exploring the issues people encounter at different stages of recovery. Zoom Meeting – see instructions below


2:00 – 4:00pm Recovery Tracks or Mind Your Head
Recovery Tracks
is a music-based group. Volunteers choose a song for the group to listen to that has meaning to them: After listening to each piece of music, participants are invited to join a discussion to reflect on each one.
With Mind Your Head you can learn some simple techniques to help you become calmer, more resilient and more able to cope with difficult and unhelpful thoughts, feelings and impulses.
These meetings are alternate weeks. They are Zoom Meetings– see instructions below


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 send out by email. To receive invites to online groups, speak to your worker or email