Forward Leeds have had to temporarily suspend all group work, mutual aid sessions and face-to-face appointments. It is also possible that you may have to exercise social distancing measures or even isolate yourselves. We understand that such circumstances may bring about varying levels of psychological distress, so we’ve compiled some handouts and links to videos…

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…

Below are details of the courses that are running at 5 WAYS in the first few months of 2020. These are in addition to the groups that are mostly on a drop-in basis. Check the online timetable for more information about what’s on at 5 WAYS. Drug & Alcohol Awareness course The course offers an…

Entrance to 5 WAYS

5 WAYS has announced a number of new and returning structured courses for the autumn. This includes a new music production course, another chance to undertake the employability programme and a drama course leading to another full-scale theatre production. Senior Practitioner at 5 WAYS Helen Mason said: “We have looked to add breadth to the…

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 next event is Hepatology and Substance Use Speakers: Jon McGowan, Substance Misuse Specialist Nurse and Dr Richard Parker, Consultant Hepatologist Friday, 7 June…

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…

​For World Mental Health Day 2017 two of the specialist team at Forward Leeds recorded brief videos about substance misuse and mental health. ​Matthew Gaskell is the Consultant Psychologist at Forward Leeds and the Clinical Lead in the mental health team.​ His video on addiction and mental health is below. He talks about the advantages of…

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