Forward Leeds along with Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds are running a campaign aimed at 18-25 year olds in Leeds to encourage responsible drinking. The No Regrets campaign draws from the regretful experiences of young adults across Leeds, turning these into positive messages that help young adults to think more wisely about their behaviour….

Melanie Smith

Forward Leeds will soon be hosting West Yorkshire’s sole women-only SMART Recovery[1] meeting. It will also be the first ever women-only SMART meeting for Leeds. The new meetings begin on Tuesday 5 March and will be facilitated by Melanie Smith (pictured) at the Forward Leeds hub at Armley Park Court. Melanie said: “I think there…

5 WAYS hosted another Open Mic Night on the 8th of February to celebrate the talents of those in recovery. The evening featured spoken-word performers, singer-songwriters, bands, comedians and poets. Complimentary food was provided by the 5 WAYS members who provided a range of curries. Once again the night was a sell out as the recovery…

Entrance to 5 WAYS

5 WAYS @ the Recovery Academy takes its name from the evidence demonstrating the five steps that everyone can take to improve wellbeing: Connect; Be Active; Keep Learning; Give to others; Be Mindful. These values underpin the work 5 WAYS does with its service users, who view the hub as a safe and welcoming place…

Sam Lindley and Dane Gould

Forward Leeds volunteers now have support from two new, experienced Volunteer Coordinators. Sam Lindley and Dane Gould both began their new roles as Volunteer and Peer Mentor Coordinators in December 2018. Sam has worked in alcohol and drug services for 16 years including time as a Recovery Coordinator with Forward Leeds. Dane has over 30…

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…

Bill Owen

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…

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