For World Hepatitis Day 2021, Forward Leeds are spending three days cycling in Penny Pocket Park. The city’s drug and alcohol service is working together with the Hepatitis C Trust to raise awareness of the virus and encourage people to get tested. In the three days up to and including World Hepatitis Day on the…

5 WAYS are organising their own Leeds Waterfront Recovery Walk for September, which is National Recovery Month. This is in part because FAVOR UK  have postponed having a Recovery Walk in Newcastle that is open to people nationally until next year. Everyone is welcome to join in and celebrate recovery from issues with alcohol and…

Alex Langstaff, Karen Tyrell and Leona Graham at the allotment

We’re featuring the 5 WAYS gardening group in Mental Health Awareness Week. ‘The Lost Plot’ allotment on Woodhouse Moor has been running for over five years. It epitomises the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week which is ‘nature’. It provides an opportunity for members of 5 WAYS, the Leeds centre for sustained recovery…

Funding of over £560,000 has been secured by Leeds City Council for Forward Leeds to support rough sleepers tackle their drug and alcohol issues. Plans are being progressed for the creation of a new outreach team to work closely with those in need. Linking in with the city’s wider Leeds Street Support the new team…

Here are our opening times for the Christmas and New Year period for all three of our hubs in the city and 5 WAYS: Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December 2020: 9am – 3pm Christmas Day, Friday 25 December 2020: Closed Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December 2020: Closed Sunday 27 December 2020: Closed Monday 28 December…

Changes to the regular online group timetable From 21 December 2020 until 1 January 2021 (inclusive), we will only be running the Wednesday morning Check-in Group. This is partly to give our Group Workers a well-deserved break. The groups will be: Check-in 23rd Dec 11:00am Check-in 30th Dec 11:00am Wonder Women – (Women only) sessions …

In the New Year, for the first time, Forward Leeds will be looking to recruit trainees. If you want to work in the alcohol and drug support sector then here’s a great trainee opportunity. Forward Leeds will be looking to recruit three fixed term, full-time Trainee Recovery Coordinators. One for each of our three main…

Forward Leeds has partnered with online provider DrinkCoach to help people in Leeds cut down on their drinking Launching in Alcohol Awareness Week, DrinkCoach has a downloadable app and a website full of useful information. It also includes a test people can take to get immediate feedback on their drinking habits. There are also free…

(l to r) Kirkgate Market Manager Steve Mason, Malcolm Leary and Danny Malin of Malcolm Michaels Butchers and Georgina Davis from the Family Plus team at Forward Leeds

A Leeds butcher is asking people to donate presents for the children of those getting help for alcohol and drug misuse. Malcolm Leary, who runs Malcolm Michaels Butchers in Kirkgate Market, is asking people to leave Christmas presents by his shop that will be given to the children of people being supported by Forward Leeds,…

For Alcohol Awareness Week this year Forward Leeds is offering a FREE short training session on “Alcohol and Mental Health”. The session will cover how alcohol can affect people’s general mental health. This course will be delivered by our specialist training team and will cover: Alcohol units and why they matter How alcohol alters the…

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