Over the course of Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds spoke to over 200 members of the public about their drinking. High profile individuals in Leeds, including the CEO of Leeds Council, showed their support for Alcohol Awareness Week with public pledges about alcohol. Forward Leeds ran a campaign asking people to pledge an “Inspired Change” to…

For Alcohol Awareness Week 2018 Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. This campaign, running across Leeds from the 19th to 25th of November, is to encourage people to review their drinking. There are plenty of good reasons…

Forward Leeds offered visitors to Leeds Pride tips on “How to Party Properly” last Sunday. It was all part of the Forward Leeds “Wasted this Summer?” campaign, designed to help people make safer choices around alcohol and drugs. The team spoke to over 200 people in the Pride Market Place throughout the course of the…

Forward Leeds had a team in the Dragon Boat Races at the Leeds Waterfront Festival on Saturday 23 June and a stand offering advice and information around alcohol and drugs. Although Forward Leeds did not win the overall competition the team raised almost £1000 for the Family Plus team who run groups and activities with…

Leeds Dual Diagnosis Events The Leeds Dual Diagnosis Network run talks throughout the year. These are open to anyone with an interest in substance misuse and mental health across the city. The events for 2019 will be listed here as soon as the timetable is complete. What is Dual Diagnosis Dual Diagnosis is a term…

Use cannabis, have a view on it or want to find out more? Forward Leeds, the drug and alcohol service, are holding events across Leeds to discuss the impact of cannabis on individuals and the community. We want the views of people that use and the views of those that don’t about cannabis through our…

Forward Leeds workers were at an International Women’s Day 2018, organised by Leeds City Council at Kirkgate Market. EIP worker, Dimitra Sampani, said: “It’s important for women to realise that our service is there for them. That whatever their question, they can speak to us, be taken seriously and treated with respect”. Dimitra added: “We…

Members of the 5 WAYS Grow Together group have created a colourful mosaic as an entrance sign to their allotment at Woodhouse Moor. The group took over an abandoned allotment plot in July 2016 and had to cut down six foot high vegetation before they could begin work. Claire Doble, co-facilitator of the group said: …

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…

Members of 5 WAYS along with volunteers, staff and supporters from Forward Leeds travelled to Blackpool for the UK Recovery Walk on 9th September. The walk is a national event celebrating recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. The focus of the UK Recovery Walk is a public education and outreach campaign that communicates by offering living…

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