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Closed 12/10/2019

raised of £500 target by 40 supporters

    Weʼve raised £545 to provide resources for 5 WAYS @ The Recovery Academy

    Funded on Saturday, 12th October 2019

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    Team Forward Leeds are running the annual Leeds 10k to raise funds for the 5 Ways Recovery Academy

    5 WAYS is a place for people in recovery and those who are coming to the end of their treatment for alcohol or drug issues. It provides a safe and comfortable environment for people to gain support, advice and guidance. 5 WAYS takes its name from the evidence that suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental well-being.

    They are:

    • Connect with other people

    • Be active and exercise

    • Keep learning

    • Give to others

    • Be mindful

    With this in mind 5 WAYS offers a wide range of activities and structured group work for those in recovery, including guitar lessons, yoga, an IT suite, a gardening group, SMART groups and much more. It is an informal and welcoming space where individuals can choose their own courses and activities and plan their own recovery journeys based on what they prefer and not someone else’s idea of what they need. Many of the sessions are co-facilitated and co-produced by people with lived experience of substance use. 5 WAYS has a dedicated Education, Training & Employment worker who will work with people in recovery to design a plan and support people to realise their potential. We also work with a number of learning providers including Swarthmore College, the Cardigan Centre and Northern College. 5 WAYS is open to anyone in the city of Leeds who consider themselves to be in recovery from a substance/alcohol use problem.

    For more information about the amazing work 5 ways do every day, please visit



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      • Nicola Lines

        Nicola Lines

        Jul 24, 2019

        £20 from my mum and dad!


      • Russell Coles

        Russell Coles

        Jul 14, 2019

        Go T Rex!


      • Janet Ratcliffe

        Janet Ratcliffe

        Jul 14, 2019

        A worthy cause and watching Paul dressed as T Rex was hilarious and well worth a fiver 🦖


      • Robbie Dawrant

        Robbie Dawrant

        Jul 13, 2019

        Great cause and team effort. Well done


      • Harsh Pershad

        Harsh Pershad

        Jul 13, 2019

      • Sue Davis

        Sue Davis

        Jul 13, 2019

        Well done Paul - must’ve been hot in that costume! A very worthy cause.


      • Anonymous


        Jul 13, 2019


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