5 Ways @ the Recovery Academy provided an enjoyable afternoon for visiting clients from the St. Anne’s Residential Detox and Rehabilitation Services. Those attending were blown away by a magic show provided by Tony Sunderland from St. Anne’s. Lunch was provided on the roof terrace and the day ended with a quiz delivered by the…

A number of former Forward Leeds clients who obtained a Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care attended their graduation at 5 WAYS last night (3 May 2018). The Certa accredited course had been delivered over eight months at 5 WAYS by teacher Tim Wood supported by Martin Barrett in conjunction with The Cardigan…

5 WAYS’ Grow Together gardeners are now watching over trees planted in memory of Kevin Collinson. Relatives of Kevin used the money raised at his funeral to plant two trees at an allotment run by Grow Together. Kevin died last September, after years of battling alcohol misuse. Claire Doble, Co-Facilitator of the group, said: “We…

A number of former Forward Leeds clients and some still in treatment attended a session at the University of Leeds’ Life Long Learning Centre to gain insights into accessing higher education. ​They met staff from the University as well as the Learning Champions, people with similar life experiences, who have studied at the University. Graham…

Rugby league legend Jamie Peacock, Jojo Kelly, from Capital Yorkshire Radio and current Leeds Rhinos player Mitch Garbutt, handed out certificates at the first Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation on Thursday 19 April. The event saw 40 people celebrate their achievement in going through treatment with drug and alcohol recovery service Forward Leeds and then sustain…

More than 20 lives may have been saved following the distribution of naloxone kits, last year. A total of 22 kits, which are administered to people who have overdosed on opiates, have been returned to Forward Leeds since the beginning of March 2017, when our service first began distributing them to clients and their friends…

Use cannabis, have a view on it or want to find out more? Forward Leeds, the drug and alcohol service, are holding events across Leeds to discuss the impact of cannabis on individuals and the community. We want the views of people that use and the views of those that don’t about cannabis through our…

Last November, Kim Kaur of Forward Leeds, was appointed as a Complex Case Worker, working with those identified as the most hard to reach and difficult to engage in services on the city’s streets. It’s a new role, specially commissioned by Leeds Council, to work alongside the Leeds Street Outreach Service (SOS) team. Kim is…

Rugby league legend Jamie Peacock and Jojo Kelly, from Capital Radio, will hand out certificates at the first Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation. The event will be the first of its kind in Leeds, with almost 70 people who have been through treatment with Forward Leeds and sustained their recovery through 5 WAYS expected attending to gain…

#RespectTHC posters

Forward Leeds, the alcohol and drug service, is running a new 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: “We’re aiming to help people to…

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