Shaar Jackson, who receives support from Forward Leeds for her issues around alcohol, had her film Emotional Lockdown shortlisted for the Recovery Street Film Festival prize. The shortlist and the winners were announced via a Facebook Live stream that featured actor Jason Flemyng and comedian Russell Brand. Shaar’s film is a very personal one that…

A team of Foward Leeds staff raised £2269 for our Family Plus service. They climbed the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, despite being battered by rain and gales. The team of 14 set off from Horton in Ribblesdale at 7.30am on Saturday 5 September and walked the three peaks clockwise, first Ingleborough then Whernside and…

Kathryn and Zac
Kathryn with son Zac

A team of fourteen from Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, aim to climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in one day. The team are raising money for the Family Plus element of their service by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Family Plus work with the whole family and in…

Nita Panesar holding a naloxone kit

Forward Leeds, the city’s drug and alcohol service is helping to raise awareness of how you can help in the event of witnessing an overdose. To mark International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), which is held globally each year on August 31st, Director Lee Wilson said: “We want everyone to understand that overdose deaths are preventable.”…

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