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The Leeds alcohol and drugs service Forward Leeds are asking people to pledge a small change to their drinking behaviour and share it on social media using the hashtag #InspiredChange. It is part of a campaign led by Forward Leeds during Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to 25rd November to encourage people…

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…

For Alcohol Awareness Week Forward Leeds have organised an alcohol awareness event on the 23rd of November in Kirkgate Market where they will be joined by One You Leeds, the NHS, St Annes Community Services and Carers Leeds among others. The aim of the event is to help the public think about their drinking. There are…

Forward Leeds delivered its first “Want to Know More about…Spice” talk at a booked out session on the 8 October. This was the first of four identical planned talks on the drug taking place this month at the Public Health Resource Centre. Forward Leeds’ Brief Intervention Trainer Claire Roberts gave an overview of Synthetic Cannabinoid…

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…

This month Leeds City Council unveiled a new partnership approach to safeguarding and supporting those in need on the city’s streets as well as tackling antisocial behaviour often linked with street based lifestyles. The new Safer Leeds Street Support team brings together new and existing resources to work more closely with and support those who…

5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy was packed again last Friday night for another sell out Open Mic Night. The 5 WAYS Open Mic nights are an evening of creativity and a great night out. They are  a celebration of the many accomplishments of those who have chosen to turn their back on drink and/or…

Last week’s ‘Focus on Rehab’ provided 30 new referrals into the Forward Leeds team for rehab preparation. The public were able to chat with staff and clients from ten different residential rehabs across the Forward Leeds hubs to discuss options for treatment. They were also able to talk to rehab workers, detox workers at Forward…

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…

Drug and alcohol recovery service, Forward Leeds, is focusing on raising awareness from July 31-August 2 of its efforts to support people in Leeds into residential rehabilitation centres. Forward Leeds offers out of area residential rehab as a recovery option from alcohol and drugs for anyone over the age of 18 years who lives in…

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