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…

My life before Forward Leeds was chaotic. There was no structure to my life. I was like a hamster running on a wheel to stay still. I was drinking heavily, the police were being called, I was being kicked out of houses so I had nowhere to live, I was drink driving and getting locked…

People in Leeds who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction are to stage a one-off production of Macbeth, directed by a RADA trained former TV actress. The Hurly-Burley Players will be staging Macbeth at the Guiseley Theatre on Wednesday, May 8th. Everyone appearing in the performance is in recovery from problematic alcohol or…

Josh Warrington, Jack Walker, Sean O'Hagan and Anna Headley

World boxing champion Josh Warrington along with his trainer-father Sean O’Hagan and Leeds Rhinos player Jack Walker, handed out certificates at the Forward Leeds Recovery Graduation on the 11 April 2019. The event saw 50 people celebrate their achievement in going through treatment with drug and alcohol service Forward Leeds and who then sustained their…

Forward Leeds along with Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds are running a campaign aimed at 18-25 year olds in Leeds to encourage responsible drinking. The No Regrets campaign draws from the regretful experiences of young adults across Leeds, turning these into positive messages that help young adults to think more wisely about their behaviour….

Entrance to 5 WAYS

5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy takes its name from the evidence demonstrating the five steps that everyone can take to improve wellbeing: Connect; Be Active; Keep Learning; Give to others; Be Mindful. These values underpin the work 5 WAYS does with its service users, who view the hub as a safe and welcoming place…

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