About FEAD & Lifeline

Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.


About Lifeline

Established in 1971, Lifeline is a registered Charity with forty years experience of managing drug and alcohol services. Lifeline currently provides a diverse range of services including recovery and peer mentoring, harm minimization, day programmes, prescribing and shared care, community detoxification services, criminal justice and prison initiatives, family work and services for young people. Geographically our services are spread across Yorkshire, the North East, the North West, London and the Midlands, working within diverse towns, cities and villages.

Currently delivering around 75 services or contracts, we support a workforce of 692 staff, over 250 volunteers, and increasing numbers of peer mentors. Our income is generated via grants and local contracts and a variety of small local or specialist scheme funds.

Lifeline works closely with communities and localities, and produces educative and digital material designed to encourage access to help. We also work to educate professionals in allied sectors and the general public on substance misuse.

Our Mission

‘We work with individuals, families and communities both to prevent and reduce harm, to promote recovery, and to challenge the inequalities linked to alcohol and drug misuse’.

Our Vision

‘To provide alcohol and drug services that we are proud of; services that value people and achieve change’.

Our values

Improving Lives: we believe in real and sustained change for individuals, families and communities. We build change through responsive local services, where every engagement counts towards a meaningful individual recovery experience.

Effective Engagement: we are connected to our stakeholders. We listen and respond to our beneficiaries, partners, communities and workforce in order to continually improve services, experiences and outcomes.

Exceeding Expectations: we have high expectations of what our beneficiaries and workforce can achieve together. We demonstrate this commitment through our work on customer service, diversity, leadership, and performance

Maintaining Integrity: we are honest and realistic about the multiple issues that contribute to alcohol and drug misuse. This pragmatic and understanding approach helps us in our work to overcome these challenges and develop practical solutions together.