“Wasted this Summer?” is the question from Forward Leeds Wasted this summer is the title of a campaign aimed at helping people in Leeds to make wiser choices about their behaviour over the summer. Forward Leeds are distributing leaflets, postcards and posters across the city with their messages on them and will also be sharing…

We know winter can be a difficult time. The long dark nights, the dull days, the post-Christmas slump can affect anyone. Here’s a few ideas we hope may help keep you sparkling through the winter months. Keep active Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. It…

Forward Leeds are supporting Dry January as a public health campaign in 2018. We are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have…

Bill Owen, our Early Intervention and Prevention Manager, has been recording advice for broadcast on local radio over the Christmas period. In line with the Forward Leeds Keep Calm at Christmas campaign, Bill has been sharing some of our Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking with local radio stations Radio Aire and Heart Yorkshire. Bill’s advice…

Here at Forward Leeds we are encouraging the general public to feel the benefits of a month off alcohol for Dry January. There are many benefits to a month not drinking. People feel better, sleep better, lose weight and gain pounds in their pocket. They also find they have the time to try different activities…

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  Dry January began in 2012 as the brainchild of a member of staff at Alcohol Concern, Emily Robinson, who had given up drink in January 2011 to train for a half-marathon. She felt she benefitted so much from a month of booze that she repeated it in 2012. People she spoke to about it…

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There are plenty of reasons for taking part in Dry January. Here are some of them You will sleep better Your skin will improve You can lose weight After the Christmas splurge it’s a great way to save money. The average UK adult spends nearly £70 a month on alcohol It gives you a chance…

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Several staff at Forward Leeds have decided to do Dry January. They are sharing their stories here as the month progresses.  Click on their image to see how they are getting on. Here are the reasons they have decided to do it. Anna I started doing dry January by accident when I suddenly realised that…

Alcohol Awareness Week 2017 runs from the 13-19 November. The theme this year is Alcohol and Families. Some people might not consider the everyday impact that a glass of wine here or a pint of beer there may have on their relationships. You don’t have to be a problem drinker for drinking to cause problems….

Forward Leeds is encouraging people to think about how drinking can affect family life as part of the upcoming Alcohol Awareness Week, (13-19 November). Forward Leeds will be running events at three of Leeds City Council’s One Stop Centres and launching a social media campaign with a hashtag of #LoveMyFamily. It’s hoped the campaign will make…

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