Forward Leeds offer a variety of groups for users of our service. The various group programmes promote recovery by raising knowledge and awareness; developing recovery skills; promoting changes in cognition, emotion and behaviour and providing a forum for mutual support.

  • Groups offer family-like experiences
  • Groups help members learn to cope with their substance use and other problems by allowing them to see how others deal with similar problems
  • Groups encourage, coach and support members undertaking difficult or anxiety-provoking tasks
  • Groups reduce isolation and add structure to people’s days

Group work has been proven to be beneficial for those looking to deal with substance misuse issues. It reduces isolation and allows recoveries to be encouraged and celebrated, together. By speaking in a group, people can relate to each other and feel as though they are not struggling alone.

For details of which groups are running at which times and at which locations visit the relevant Forward Leeds hub web page.

Groups and activities at the Seacroft hub for east and north-east Leeds

Groups and activities at the Kirkgate hub for city centre and south Leeds

Groups and activities at the Armley hub for west and north-west Leeds