Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, are offering a ground breaking approach to the growing national problem of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists, known on the UK streets as ‘Spice’. Forward Leeds workers and those accessing their services raised the need for new ways of helping those using the drug that address the service…

#RespectTHC posters

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, is re- running its campaign to raise awareness of the increasing strength of cannabis and the issues around heavy use of the drug. Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager at Forward Leeds said of the campaign, which is entitled #RespectTHC, said: “The aim is to help…

5 WAYS clients and members enjoyed an introduction to Leeds Art Gallery from artist Amanda Phillips on the 16th January. The visit was to help people realise that the gallery and art has something to offer for everyone.  The tour helped everyone appreciate that their personal reading of a painting, sculpture or installation is relevant…

Claire presenting training

Forward Leeds delivers a range of free, short training courses around drugs and alcohol and the timetable for 2019 is now available. Although it is open to anyone in Leeds this training sessions are primarily aimed at: Leeds City Council teams Social Care staff and similar organisations Charities and third sector organisations The sessions are run…

Bryn training

Forward Leeds are offering members of the public and interested professionals short overdose awareness sessions in September. The sessions last only 10-15 minutes and cover how to recognise a potential overdose and what to do in the event of an overdose. Forward Leeds staff will also be on hand to answer questions and offer additional…

Forward Leeds have compiled a range of posters and a leaflet to help those who suffer from the Winter Blues. The winter months can be a difficult time. Lack of sunlight and a disruption to the body’s natural rhythms can leave people feeling down, sluggish and even anxious. These feelings have been recognised by the…

Bill Owen, our Early Intervention and Prevention Manager, has been recording advice for broadcast on local radio over the Christmas period. In line with the Forward Leeds Keep Calm at Christmas campaign, Bill has been sharing some of our Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking with local radio stations Radio Aire and Heart Yorkshire. Bill’s advice…

Ahead of Alcohol Awareness Week (13-19 November) with its theme Alcohol and Families, Forward Leeds has created an information leaflet on how alcohol can affect families. The leaflet has been distributed to all GPs surgeries and health centres in Leeds through the local NHS and is available to download from this link as a PDF Alcohol…

The Leeds recovery community got together for a day of school-age sports at Woodhouse Moor in Hyde Park. Staff, volunteers and users of the services at 5 WAYS took part in a Sports Day with staff and clients from Spacious Places, The Space, Learning to Live Again and St Anne’s Rehabilitation on the 28 of July Events…

Forward Leeds pride goup

Forward Leeds will be attending two Pride events this year on the 5 and 6 of August. On 5 August we will have a stall at the Pride Marketplace in Leeds City Museum from 12-4pm. Entry is free and it’s a chance find out about the work that Forward Leeds do with and for the LGBT+ community…

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