The family of a Leeds man, who lost his life after battling alcohol misuse, has used the money collected at his funeral to plant trees in his memory. Relatives of Kevin Collinson from Tinshill, who died last September, worked with gardeners from Forward Leeds’ Grow Together group. Members of the group are all in recovery…

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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,…

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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…

5 WAYS will begin hosting Families Anonymous sessions for the first time in January 2018. The meetings will take place every Tuesday evening between 7pm and 8.30pm. Jo Byrden, manager of 5 WAYS said:” We have always been keen for those in recovery to bring family, friends and loved ones to 5 WAYS to see for…

Over 100 people from across Leeds attended a Christmas Party thrown by 5 WAYS on Monday 18th December at the St. Georges Centre. The event was organised jointly with St. Annes’ Detox and Rehab, Spacious Places and Growing Rooms. The party was for those in recovery and no longer using alcohol or drugs. The day…

Members of the 5 WAYS Grow Together group have created a colourful mosaic as an entrance sign to their allotment at Woodhouse Moor. The group took over an abandoned allotment plot in July 2016 and had to cut down six foot high vegetation before they could begin work. Claire Doble, co-facilitator of the group said: …

On the 30th of November 5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy, the centre in Leeds for those in recovery from alcohol and/or drugs, ran its first Open House and was busy throughout the day with over 100 visitors. As well as a chance to look around the recovery centre, visitors could enjoy taster…

The Leeds recovery centre 5 WAYS will be showcasing its wide range of services at an Open House event on the 30th November. 5 WAYS to Wellbeing @ the Recovery Academy is the Leeds hub for those in recovery from alcohol and drugs. They will be highlighting the range of work they do to support…

Members of 5 WAYS along with volunteers, staff and supporters from Forward Leeds travelled to Blackpool for the UK Recovery Walk on 9th September. The walk is a national event celebrating recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living…

Forward Leeds will be organising  travel to the UK Recovery Walk in Blackpool on Saturday the 9th of September. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living proof of the reality of long-term addiction recovery. Lee Wilson, Forward Leeds Area Manager said: “Once again,…

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