Below are links to two important documents to help those who have issues with alcohol and/or drugs to stay as safe as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. Below that there are short animations that everyone is free to download and use on their social media to try and keep people safe. Click here to view…

Bill Owen of Forward Leeds addresses the audience

Forward Leeds were part of a discussion on mental health, music and drugs at a popular Leeds club night. Mind Dance was a panel discussion at Sheaf Street organised by Voices who are more used to organising club nights in Manchester, London and Leeds as Ossia. The panel featured Bill Owen of Forward Leeds, Leeds…

Forward Leeds and Leeds City Council have developed maps to show where people can safely dispose of used injecting equipment in Leeds. The Bin the Pin maps show the locations of the six recently installed street bins and lists all of the Leeds pharmacies where people can return used syringes, needles and other supplies. Jackie…

Forward Leeds we have developed a new leaflet called A Guide to Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists (spice). This has been developed with advice from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the Public Health team at Leeds City Council The aim is to provide simple information about SCRAs (sometimes called spice) to the  public, bust some of the…

Forward Leeds will be sharing advice and information on what to do in the event of an overdose for International Overdose Awareness Day this week. International Overdose Awareness Day is on Friday the 31st of August and Forward Leeds are using this to help members of the public to spot an overdose and understand what…

Your Guide to Partying Properly You can download posters from the bottom of this webpage. Prepare yourself … Eating certainly isn’t cheating, line your stomach by having a bite to eat before you head out. Don’t cut the party short, party right this summer. Before you head out, think about how you’ll get home. Make…

More than 20 lives may have been saved following the distribution of naloxone kits, last year. A total of 22 kits, which are administered to people who have overdosed on opiates, have been returned to Forward Leeds since the beginning of March 2017, when our service first began distributing them to clients and their friends…

#RespectTHC posters

Forward Leeds, the alcohol and drug service, is running a new campaign to raise awareness of the increasing strength of cannabis and the issues around heavy use of the drug. Bill Owen, Early Intervention and Prevention Manager at Forward Leeds said of the campaign, which is entitled #RespectTHC, said: “We’re aiming to help people to…

The Leeds alcohol and drug service Forward Leeds is running a campaign to encourage safer drinking at Christmas. Forward Leeds are distributing their Tips for Safer Seasonal Drinking leaflet into health centres, GPs surgeries, pharmacies and Leeds Council One Stop Centres as well as from their three hubs in the city. The advice is also…

Christmas and New Year can be a fun time for some but a difficult time for others. Some may overindulge in the seasonal spirit but some people may not feel very festive at all. Below is a link to our Tips for Safer Drinking over Christmas and a link to advice and information for those…

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