Below are links to two important documents to help those who have issues with alcohol and/or drugs to stay as safe as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. Below that there are short animations that everyone is free to download and use on their social media to try and keep people safe. Click here to view…

Forward Leeds is encouraging people to test their knowledge around alcohol and the health impacts of drinking. We have created a short quiz to encourage people to start reflecting on their attitudes to drinking. There are plenty of good reasons to cut back on your drinking including: Watching your weight Sleeping better Reducing stress Avoiding…

Don’t live in doubt Get tested, get treated What is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (hep C) is carried in the blood. It affects the liver by preventing it from working properly by infecting the liver cells and causing inflammation. Over time, the inflammation can cause scarring (fibrosis) which could eventually cause significant damage…

Forward Leeds along with Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds are running a campaign aimed at 18-25 year olds in Leeds to encourage responsible drinking. The No Regrets campaign draws from the regretful experiences of young adults across Leeds, turning these into positive messages that help young adults to think more wisely about their behaviour….

Over the course of Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds spoke to over 200 members of the public about their drinking. High profile individuals in Leeds, including the CEO of Leeds Council, showed their support for Alcohol Awareness Week with public pledges about alcohol. Forward Leeds ran a campaign asking people to pledge an “Inspired Change” to…

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2018 Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. This campaign, running across Leeds from the 19th to 25th of November, is to encourage people to review their drinking. There are plenty of good reasons…

Your Guide to Partying Properly You can download posters from the bottom of this webpage. Prepare yourself … Eating certainly isn’t cheating, line your stomach by having a bite to eat before you head out. Don’t cut the party short, party right this summer. Before you head out, think about how you’ll get home. Make…

What is cananabis Cannabis is a herbal substance with two main active ingredients, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the chemical that gets you high. THC changes the amounts of pleasure in the brain but can also provoke a ‘fight or flight’ response leading to anxiety. CBD works on the pain and mood management…

Here at Forward Leeds we are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol for Dry January. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have the time to try different activities…

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