As a part of Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds has organised an Alcohol Awareness event on the 15th of November in Kirkgate Market where we will be joined by One You Leeds Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust St Anne’s Alcohol Services Carers Leeds 5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy and others. Forward Leeds…

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service are asking people to test their alcohol knowledge with a quiz for Alcohol Awareness Week, the national campaign that runs from 11-17 November. Bill Owen of Forward Leeds said: “As well our quiz, we have a number of events across Leeds where people can chat to us…

Around 80 people attended an Alcohol and Drugs Information Event run by Forward Leeds at the Hamara Centre in Beeston, South Leeds. Hamara is the largest ethnic minority organisation in the voluntary and community sector in Leeds. Bill Owen of Forward Leeds said: “It was great to see so many people attend our event. There…

Anyone interested in learning more about alcohol and drugs is welcome to attend a free event on Thursday 17 October. Forward Leeds is offering an event at the Hamara Centre in Beeston providing information and advice around alcohol and other drugs. Bill Owen of Forward Leeds said: “It’s a chance for people to find out…

A new NHS Northern Gambling Service has launched with its first base in Leeds. The service is offering treatment and support to the thousands of adults struggling with gambling addiction across the North of England. Consultant Psychologist at Foward Leeds Matthew Gaskell is also the Clinical Lead for the new NHS Northern Gambling Service. He…

On Thursday September 19 the streets of Leeds will host a film festival with a difference. The Recovery Street Film Festival focuses on filmmakers who have a lived experience of recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, whether it is themselves or a loved one. Forward Leeds and 5 WAYS have organised the screening of the…

Jason Dorymeade was supported to stop using drugs completely with help from Forward Leeds. He now comes to 5 WAYS regularly where he continues to receive support from peers as well as staff. In this short film Jason also talks about the improvements that stopping using drugs brought to his family life.

Forward Leeds will be sharing advice and information on what to do in the event of an overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day. International Overdose Awareness Day is on Saturday the 31st of August and Forward Leeds are using this to help members of the public to spot an overdose and understand what to do…

Forward Leeds says ‘don’t live in doubt‘ where hepatitis C is concerned. The city’s alcohol and drug service have developed a number of resources, highlighting how much easier it now is to get tested and treated for hepatitis C. The campaign, developed in conjunction with staff from the hepatology department of St James’s Hospital and…

Forward Leeds were out in numbers for Leeds Pride. Forward Leeds had a stall in the Market Place area offering advice on alcohol and drugs. This included a range of ‘Beer Goggles Challenges’, sweet and sour sweets to demonstrate the pot luck of street drugs and information about How to Party Properly from the ‘Wasted…

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