For Alcohol Awareness Week this year Forward Leeds is offering a FREE short training session on “Alcohol and Mental Health”. The session will cover how alcohol can affect people’s general mental health. This course will be delivered by our specialist training team and will cover: Alcohol units and why they matter How alcohol alters the…

A new team of mental health professionals is reaching out to help people living on the streets and others who are facing homelessness in Leeds. The Specialist Therapeutic Outreach Team is part of Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service. Operational Manager at Forward Leeds, Anne Hobbs, said: “Our workers are there for the…

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Danielle O’Connell has been appointed as the new Volunteering Development Coordinator for Forward Leeds. Danielle previously worked as a Project Coordinator for the national mental health charity Student Minds, which supports students wishing to volunteer. Prior to that she worked for The Challenge, one of the providers of the National Citizen Service, a personal and…

5 WAYS is the Leeds centre for those in recovery from an alcohol or drug misuse issue. Telephone: 0113 887 2749 email:  5ways@forwardleeds.co.uk facebook: /5WAYSLeeds Twitter: @5WAYSLeeds We have begun to offer courses, groups and activities at 5 WAYS. At the moment there is a blend of online and at 5 WAYS activities. Please check if…

A team of Foward Leeds staff raised £2269 for our Family Plus service. They climbed the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, despite being battered by rain and gales. The team of 14 set off from Horton in Ribblesdale at 7.30am on Saturday 5 September and walked the three peaks clockwise, first Ingleborough then Whernside and…

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A team of fourteen from Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, aim to climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in one day. The team are raising money for the Family Plus element of their service by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Family Plus work with the whole family and in…

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Forward Leeds, the city’s drug and alcohol service is helping to raise awareness of how you can help in the event of witnessing an overdose. To mark International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), which is held globally each year on August 31st, Director Lee Wilson said: “We want everyone to understand that overdose deaths are preventable.”…

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Aim: This is a new, free training course from the Drug and Alcohol Coordinators who work in the Leeds City Council Early Help Hubs. Its main purpose is to give people a better understanding of the support on offer around substance misuse within the Early Help Hubs. It will also offer professionals the chance to…

Forward Leeds has signed up to a new Hepatitis C Action Plan to mark World Hepatitis Day on 28th July. The action plan aims to further increase testing for Hepatitis C, ensuring specialist pathways and onsite treatment for the virus. Lee Wilson, Operations Director with the Leeds drug and alcohol recovery service, said: “We know…

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Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, is marking five years of successes in July 2020. Forward Leeds, the city’s alcohol and drug service, is marking five years of successes in July 2020. The milestone comes as the service is maintaining its work through the coronavirus lockdown. And it follows the 2019/20 period in…

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