The Leeds alcohol and drug service Forward Leeds is running a campaign to encourage safer drinking at Christmas. Forward Leeds are distributing their Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking leaflet into health centres, GPs surgeries, pharmacies and Leeds Council One Stop Centres as well as from their three hubs in the city. The advice is also…

Christmas and New Year can be a fun time for some but a difficult time for others. Some may overindulge in the seasonal spirit but some people may not feel very festive at all. Below is a link to our Tips for Safer Drinking over Christmas and a link to advice and information for those…

Christmas and New Year can be a difficult time for many of us. It brings pressures and problems to bear. Here is some advice for Christmas and New Year. Be careful about comparing yourself to others at Christmas Unrealistic media and advertising versions of other people’s festive celebrations can make us feel less positive. Be…

Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking The drink can flow freely throughout the festive period. It’s tempting to enjoy yourself, knowing that you have an extended break to relax and switch off. But, it’s easy to drink too much. Children might see their parents behave differently from usual due to having too much – which can…

Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 runs from the 13-19 November. The theme this year is Alcohol and Families. Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems….

Staff on the booth

Forward Leeds attended a couple of events at the main Leeds Pride weekend. On Saturday 5 August they were in Leeds City Museum on Millennium Square at the LGBT+ Pride Market Place. This was a chance to find out about LGBT+ services, support and community groups in Leeds. The event was opened at midday by the…

Radio Leeds logo with Bill

On the 31st of January Bill Owen, the Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for Forward Leeds, appeared on the BBC Radio Leeds Afternoon Show with Nick Ahad. This was to help introduce an item on, “what have you given up for January”. Bill and Nick discussed Dry January and its potential benefits that can include…

Leeds’ Like My Limit campaign, aimed at making people more aware of the health issues around drinking, is being launched on Monday 14th November to coincide with the national Alcohol Awareness Week. With over 17,000 dependent drinkers in the city and more than £26m a year lost to the Leeds economy due to hangovers, it…

Forward Leeds, the City’s new alcohol and drug service, were at Asda House on 7th December to promote its new campaign “Like my Limit” which promotes a healthy relationship with alcohol. Staff donned “beer goggles” to play darts and operate remote controlled cars to demonstrate the effects of excess alcohol. John Hague – Asda Leadership…

Forward Leeds, Bill Owen on ITV Calendar News

Our very own Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager for the service, appeared on ITV Calendar News at 6pm on Tuesday 8th March. New data from the Office of National Statistics released that day illustrated that the Yorkshire and Humber region, alongside North East and North West, has the third highest number of people…

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