5 Ways Recovery Academy

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5 WAYS is the Leeds centre for those in recovery from an alcohol or drug misuse issue.

Telephone: 0113 887 2749
email: 5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk
facebook: /5WAYSLeeds
Twitter: @5WAYSLeeds

43 Westfield Road
Off Burley Road

If you are coming by public transport from Leeds city centre you can use the 19, 49, 50 or 50A bus.

The timetable of 5 WAYS Activities


Groups, courses and activities are now a blend of face-to-face at 5 WAYS or online through Zoom. For details of the current and forthcoming adult learning courses, contact 5 WAYS or speak to your worker.

To reserve your place at a face-to-face group or meeting call 5 WAYS first on 0113 887 2749 or speak to your worker.


10.30 – 12.30 SMART Recovery – at 5 WAYS
Open and confidential mutual support meeting including evidence-based techniques.

2.00 – 4.00 Exploring Recovery – online Zoom Meeting
Structured session with a different topic each week.

2.00 – 4.00 Mind Your Head – at 5 WAYS (advance booking necessary)
Find peace, clarity and become more present by practicing mindfulness techniques.


10.30 – 12.30 Good Responses to Bad Feelings – at 5 WAYS (advance booking necessary)
Exploring feelings that come up in your recovery and how to deal with them differently.

1.30 – 3.30 Walking Check-in – a gentle walk to a nearby green space and a chance to get to know others in recovery.

2.00 – 4.00 Online Zoom Meeting – either Mind Your Head online mindfulness techniques, or Recovery Tracks music-sharing group, on alternate weeks.

4.00 – 4.30 Guided Mindfulness


10.30 – 12.30 RecoveryWrx – at 5 WAYS
A chance to express yourself and your recovery story in creative ways, with the option to produce content for the online platform RecoveryWrx.

11.00 – 1.00 Men’s Group – at 5 WAYS
A safe space for men to come together and talk openly about feelings and issues.

1.00 – 1.40 Welcome to 5 Ways (Jo/Helen) max no. 6
Tour of 5 Ways and a chance to find out about how we can support you.

2.00 – 4.00  Which Way Now – At 5 WAYS (advance booking necessary)
Which Way Now explores a breadth of issues to help participants move from detox into recovery.

4.00 – 4.30 Guided Mindfulness


10.30 – 11.30 Art Group – relaxed volunteer-leed art group, various media, all abilities welcome.

11.00 – 1.00 Making Changes – a solution-focused group for setting goals and moving forward.

11.00 – 2.00 Music Production – one-to-one tutorials at 5 WAYS, in four one-hour slots.

12.00 – 1.00 Improvisation – at 5 WAYS
Come and have a laugh, and build confidence and trust.

1.30 – 3.30 Women’s Group – at 5 WAYS
Empowerment for women with holistic and emotional wellbeing.

4.00 – 5.00 Yoga – at 5 WAYS
All levels welcome for exercise for the mind and body

6.30 – 8.00 Online Evening Check-in – Zoom Meeting


10.30 – 1.00 Community Learning – at 5 WAYS
For details of the current and forthcoming courses please contact 5 WAYS or speak to your worker.

2.00 – 4.00 Focus on Recovery – at 5 WAYS
This is a self help group and safe space to come and connect and seek solutions to any ongoing issues.

For Zoom Meetings go to www.zoom.us and install the app, and then follow the link on the invitation we post on the 5 WAYS Facebook page and on the 5 WAYS Twitter account every morning.


If you’re stuck e-mail groupwork@forwardleeds.co.uk and one of the group workers will try to help you out.