Kirkgate – City and South Leeds Hub

Kirkgate Forward Leeds entrance

Scroll down for a list of groups and activities that take place at the hub.

74 Kirkgate
Leeds
LS12 2AE

The Kirkgate Hub’s opening hours are

Mon 9am-5pm
Tue 9am-7pm
Wed 9am-7pm
Thu 9am-7pm
Fri 9am-5pm

For those arriving by public transport, the Kirkgate hub is located five minutes walk from Leeds City Bus Station and the Corn Exchange travel interchange.

The hub is close to Leeds Minster.

There is no on site parking at the Kirkgate hub.

Kirkgate Groups and Activities

Mondays

SMART Recovery -12pm- 2pm (at 5 WAYS requires abstinence on the day)
SMART helps individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence, achieve recovery and lead meaningful and satisfying lives. The approach is secular and science based; using motivational, behavioural and cognitive methods. For more information visit the SMART website

Which Way Now  – 1.30pm-3.30pm
Made big changes to your alcohol or drug use already but not sure where to start planning the next step? Are you anxious about being able to stay abstinent after a detox, or worried that you don’t have the experience, confidence or support that you need to leave treatment? Which Way Now is a 3-month course that looks at all aspects of your recovery and the help that is available to get you where you want to be.

Tuesdays

Self-Recovery – 10.30am-12pm
A safe space for people to explore their issues with the support of their peers. This group operates as an informal mutual aid group to help people to help each other to manage their recovery and well being.

Preparing for Detox – 1pm-2pm  (Every four weeks, ask your worker for dates)

Taking Control – 11.30am-1.15pm
A solution focussed and goal orientated group helping clients to reduce their alcohol use. Participants work towards their individual goals, support each other to find practical solutions to problems, celebrate successes and get setbacks into perspective.

Women’s Group – 2.30pm-4pm
An informal social group that combines a range of enjoyable activities such as arts and crafts with peer support from people with similar life experiences.

Wednesdays

Progress Group – 10am- 12.30pm (at 5 WAYS abstinent clients only)
Overcome barriers that are preventing you from moving forward, explore your recovery options and make informed choices about education, training, voluntary work or paid employment.

Springboard – 2.30pm-4pm
These sessions aim to increase your confidence and motivation, and help you challenge and change thoughts and feelings that have contributed to self-defeating behaviour and kept you stuck in a vicious circle.

Thursdays

Self-Recovery – 11am-1pm  (at 5 WAYS requires abstinence on the day)
A safe space for people to explore their issues with the support of their peers. This group operates as an informal mutual aid group to help people to help each other to manage their recovery and well being.

Blood-Borne Virus (BBV) Support Group – 2pm-3pm (last Thursday of every month)
A peer support group offering: advice and/or support about Hepatitis C or other blood-borne viruses, information about access to treatments, and a chance to talk to people in a similar situation.

Narcotics Anonymous – 3.30pm–5pm

SMART Recovery – 7.15pm- 8.45pm (requires abstinence on the day)
SMART helps individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence, achieve recovery and lead meaningful and satisfying lives. The approach is secular and science based; using motivational, behavioural and cognitive methods. For more information visit the SMART website

Fridays

Which Way Now  – 11am-1pm (run at 5 WAYS, open to all)
Made big changes to your alcohol or drug use already but not sure where to start planning the next step? Are you anxious about being able to stay abstinent after a detox, or worried that you don’t have the experience, confidence or support that you need to leave treatment? Which Way Now is a 3-month course that looks at all aspects of your recovery and the help that is available to get you where you want to be.

SMART Recovery – 10.30am-12pm (requires abstinence on the day)
SMART helps individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviours to gain independence, achieve recovery and lead meaningful and satisfying lives. The approach is secular and science based; using motivational, behavioural and cognitive methods. For more information visit the SMART website

Mind Your Head Group – 2pm-3pm
Learn to become more mindful over the course of six short sessions. Paying more attention to the present moment and the world around you can improve your mental health and avoid instead of being on ‘automatic pilot’ or distracted by thoughts focused in the past or future.

The manager of the Kirkgate hub and the Area Manager for City and South Leeds is Lissa Anderson.

Read Lissa Anderson’s Blog about her role.

Lissa Anderson