Staff, volunteers and ex-clients of Forward Leeds were in Shrewsbury for the highlight of Recovery Month the Recovery Walk on Saturday 8 September. The Recovery Walk is the largest event during Recovery Month and takes place in a different town or city in the UK every year. This year is the 10th year of the walk….

5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy was packed again last Friday night for another sell out Open Mic Night. The 5 WAYS Open Mic nights are an evening of creativity and a great night out. They are  a celebration of the many accomplishments of those who have chosen to turn their back on drink and/or…

Bryn training

Forward Leeds are offering members of the public and interested professionals short overdose awareness sessions in September. The sessions last only 10-15 minutes and cover how to recognise a potential overdose and what to do in the event of an overdose. Forward Leeds staff will also be on hand to answer questions and offer additional…

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

5 WAYS members worked together to create the first pizza evening for themselves. Ben, a 5 WAYS member painted and sold plant pots to buy two pizza ovens. Members rallied round to help Ben decorate 5 WAYS and create a suitable venue, renamed by the members, “Benito’s Pizzaria” for the evening. In the end over…

Last week’s ‘Focus on Rehab’ provided 30 new referrals into the Forward Leeds team for rehab preparation. The public were able to chat with staff and clients from ten different residential rehabs across the Forward Leeds hubs to discuss options for treatment. They were also able to talk to rehab workers, detox workers at Forward…

Forward Leeds offered visitors to Leeds Pride tips on “How to Party Properly” last Sunday. It was all part of the Forward Leeds “Wasted this Summer?” campaign, designed to help people make safer choices around alcohol and drugs. The team spoke to over 200 people in the Pride Market Place throughout the course of the…

Forward Leeds were invited by the British Transport Police to support them at their Summer Safety Awareness Day on the 27 July. The purpose of these days is to reduce alcohol related assaults and disorder at Leeds Station but to also educate people on having a safe night out whilst in Leeds. Forward Leeds offered…

Drug and alcohol recovery service, Forward Leeds, is focusing on raising awareness from July 31-August 2 of its efforts to support people in Leeds into residential rehabilitation centres. Forward Leeds offers out of area residential rehab as a recovery option from alcohol and drugs for anyone over the age of 18 years who lives in…

On Friday 11 July the work of Forward Leeds was recognised as part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) Time to Shine 2018 awards. Time to Shine is an annual event that the Trust holds to recognise and celebrate outstanding work. The Award for Collaborative Working was given to the LTHT Hepatology Department and…

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