​A dozen Forward Leeds clients, some still in treatment and some former clients attended a session at the University of Leeds to gain insights into accessing further and higher education. Graham Hale, Education, Training and Employment Worker for Forward Leeds said: “It was like watching lightbulbs go on above our clients heads. They realised that…

A new book club for people in treatment at Forward Leeds, has been launched with Waterstones in the city. The “Read4Recovery” book club came from an idea from clients Forward Leeds clients who were keen to find activities to absorb and entertain them away from alcohol and/or drugs. Waterstones Leeds were happy to immediately offer…

The Family Plus time had a fantastic time over the Easter holidays. Here are a few photographs of what they got up to in their family craft sessions, which included making Easter baskets, decorating biscuits and more! The Family Plus sessions will be continuing to run every Wednesday until the six week holidays. If you…

Grow Together

The Grow Together group is a permaculture and environmental gardening group created as joint project between Forward Leeds and Hyde Park Source. The group is a part of the weekly planned activities at the Forward Leeds Recovery Academy and meets every Tuesday afternoon. The course teaches participants to design and maintain “green-space” such as a…

Ruth Bradford

Forward Leeds Early Intervention & Prevention Worker Ruth Bradford will be running a workshop on the 16th of March at the Student Mental Wellbeing Conference at Woburn House in London. Student Mental Wellbeing is a one day conference offered jointly by UUK and the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Working Group (MWBHE). The event will…

open mic performers

On the 27th of January the Recovery Academy, off Burley Road in Leeds, hosted an Open Mic Night for and by the Leeds recovery community. The night was an evening of creativity embracing the spirit of recovery, that was free from substances, but overflowing with inspiration, talent and entertainment. As well as a great night…

Santa is coming to visit the Recovery Academy this December – and he’s bringing presents! Get your Christmas lists ready, Father Christmas himself is coming to the Recovery Academy ahead of his busiest night of the year to visit children and give out presents! You’ll be able to visit Santa in his grotto on the…

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