Mark got help from Forward Leeds for his drinking. He initially got support at one of the main hubs in the city. Mark attends groups at the Lingwell Croft to help him remain abstinent. He also supports others in the group as well in their recovery journey. In this short film he talks about what…

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Brendan had been a heavy drinker and occasional drug user for a number of years. The Forward Leeds staff based at Lingwell Croft Surgery in south Leeds were able to  help Brendan to stop drinking and using drugs. Brendan continues to attend groups and peer support others with their issues around alcohol and drugs. In…

Dane began drinking heavily as a student. From there his drinking steadily became heavier. Eventually he came to Forward Leeds for help. In this short film Dane talks about some of the ways in which Forward Leeds and 5 WAYS helped him to stop drinking and to sustain his recovery.

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…

Susan

Susan had spent many years using drugs before she came to Forward Leeds for help. In this short film she talks about how she found the Forward Leeds experience. She discusses the way in which her life has improved since she was able to detox from drugs and move forward with her life.

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5 WAYS is a place for people in recovery and those who are coming to the end of their treatment for alcohol or drug issues. It provides a safe and comfortable environment for people to gain support, advice and guidance. 5 WAYS takes its name from the evidence that suggests there are five steps we…

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5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy 43 Westfield Road off Burley Road Leeds LS3 1DG Telephone: 0113 887 2749 email: 5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk facebook: www.facebook.com/5WAYSLeeds 5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy opening hours Monday 9am–5pm Tuesday 9am-5pm Wednesday 9am-5pm Thursday 9am-8pm Friday 9am-4.30pm 5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy is situated in a beautiful converted…

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My drinking had been gradually getting worse, and over a 15- year period, I’d gone from drinking a bottle of wine every few nights, to drinking every evening. And always more than one bottle. In the end I was a daily drinker, and I drank all day when I wasn’t working. I always drank alone,…

Meeting at 5 WAYS

Rooms available to hire just outside the city centre 5 Ways is based in a historic, converted chapel close to the city centre. We are just off Burley Road, behind Yorkshire TV studios. 5 WAYS on a regular bus route and also has on street bay parking (free between 9.30 – 4.30pm and after 6pm)….

Alex

Alex got help through a member of the Forward Leeds team that works at his local health centre. Alex talks about how Forward Leeds were able to help him control his drinking and the changes that has meant to his life. Forward Leeds have staff based in over 50 GPs surgeries and health centres across…

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