A range of Leeds venues took part in night-time economy training from Forward Leeds to help them keep their patrons as safe as possible. The training is designed to allow staff to create a safer drinking environment and reduce alcohol-related harm in their venues. The short course covers alcohol awareness, harm reduction and information about…

Adam Green, who was supported to stop drinking by Forward Leeds, has set up a running club at 5 WAYS for those in recovery from substance misuse. Adam (pictured above, far right) has a Leadership in Running Fitness qualification and volunteers with Running Fit Yorkshire, a group that encourages people of all ages, abilities and…

Forward Leeds workers will be at Leeds train station on Friday, 29th November as part of the city’s Operation Nightsafe2 weekend. The coordinated campaign which includes West Yorkshire Police, Safer Leeds and City Centre Management will also see our team staff a stall at the Trinity Centre on Saturday 30 November. Operation Nightsafe2 aims to…

People in Leeds in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction are to stage a one-off production of Cluedo, written and directed by a RADA trained former TV actress. The Hurly-Burley Players will be staging the light-hearted whodunit Cluedo at the Guiseley Theatre on Wednesday, December 4th. The whole cast is in recovery from problematic alcohol…

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CJ was supported by Forward Leeds to stop using drugs and alcohol. He was using a combination of alcohol, cannabis and MDMA. In part, this was to allow CJ to manage issues around his mental health. He became increasingly dependent upon these substances, eventually ending up in hospital.

Nick came to Forward Leeds when he was struggling with stopping drinking. He worked hard with his recovery worker and went through an alcohol detox. In this video he reflects on his journey from a chaotic lifestyle which was impacting himself and the family and friends around him. Since being abstinent from drink he has…

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2019 Forward Leeds is encouraging people to test their knowledge around alcohol and the health impacts of drinking. We have created a short quiz to encourage people to start reflecting on their attitudes to drinking. People can then share what they have learned about alcohol on social media using the hashtag…

Anyone interested in learning more about alcohol and drugs is welcome to attend a free event on Thursday 17 October. Forward Leeds is offering an event at the Hamara Centre in Beeston providing information and advice around alcohol and other drugs. Bill Owen of Forward Leeds said: “It’s a chance for people to find out…

On Thursday September 19 the streets of Leeds will host a film festival with a difference. The Recovery Street Film Festival focuses on filmmakers who have a lived experience of recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, whether it is themselves or a loved one. Forward Leeds and 5 WAYS have organised the screening of the…

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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