Jason Dorymeade was supported to stop using drugs completely with help from Forward Leeds. He now comes to 5 WAYS regularly where he continues to receive support from peers as well as staff. In this short film Jason also talks about the improvements that stopping using drugs brought to his family life.

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Forward Leeds offer a variety of groups for users of our service. The various group programmes promote recovery by raising knowledge and awareness; developing recovery skills; promoting changes in cognition, emotion and behaviour and providing a forum for mutual support. Groups offer family-like experiences Groups help members learn to cope with their substance use and…

Forward Leeds were out in numbers for Leeds Pride. Forward Leeds had a stall in the Market Place area offering advice on alcohol and drugs. This included a range of ‘Beer Goggles Challenges’, sweet and sour sweets to demonstrate the pot luck of street drugs and information about How to Party Properly from the ‘Wasted…

Eddie Thompson was supported to stop drinking by Forward Leeds after his alcohol use got out of control. He came in to 5 WAYS to talk about how he was helped and what his life is like now that he has stopped drinking. He also talks about the support he got from St Annes Alcohol…

Forward Leeds will be offering visitors to Leeds Pride tips on “How to Party Properly” this weekend. It is a part of the Forward Leeds “Wasted this Summer?” campaign, designed to help people make safer choices around alcohol and drugs. Forward Leeds will have a stall in the Market Place area south of Leeds Bridge….

Former users of the Forward Leeds service and staff recently completed the Leeds 10K. A team of 14 runners from Forward Leeds ran the race on the 7 July and raised over £500 for 5 WAYS. A special mention for Dr Paul Bamber who completed the race dressed as a dinosaur. Forward Leeds Area Manager…

A team of 14 from Foward Leeds are running the Leeds 10K to raise money for 5 WAYS. The team is a mixture of staff and former users of the service. Clinical Director Dr Mark Hallam and Area Manager Helen Cook are amongst those who will take part in the race. Detox worker Iain Cullum…

For the second year Forward Leeds had a team in the Dragon Boat Races at the Leeds Waterfront Festival Forward Leeds also had a stand and spoke to a range of visitors throughout the day answering questions about alcohol and drugs. Kathryn Blackburn, who organised the day for Forward Leeds said: “For Forward Leeds being…

Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, is ‘at the forefront of leading innovative work’ with ‘kind, compassionate and caring staff’, according to a recent report. The comments were made following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of health and social care in England. The CQC say Forward Leeds…

“Forward Leeds has been absolutely crucial in my recovery” Mick Simpson came to Forward Leeds for support to help him stop drinking. Forward Leeds worked with Mick and helped him to get into a residential rehab so that he could begin to build a different life for himself. In this short film, Mick talks about…

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