More about FEAD

The FEAD project began in February 2008 and was designed and developed in-house at Lifeline project as in line with our strategic goals. 

1 Service Development 
2 Governance: Accountability and Viability, Safety and Quality 
3 Workforce Development 
4 Learning and Engagement

The FEAD initiative grew in direct proportion to the quality of the contributions and generosity of the contributors. In a period of change for the drugs field we are pleased to be able to open the door to our own learning and perspectives, and do so for people who visit the website.

There are a number of aims behind the project

1. To demonstrate the wealth of knowledge and experience in the field.
2. To support current debates and bring them to a wider audience.
3. To provide discussion material for training and development purposes.
4. To use video clips to share key documents and other further reading.
5. To establish a platform through which to share important ideas with our workforce, client group, and community.

The project is resourced and managed via Lifeline. Contributors do not charge for their time.

If Lifeline has been asked to produce film clips for FEAD, all files produced remain with Lifeline in order that the primary purpose of FEAD is maintained. We do not currently produce films for other parties. 

You can request further information about the project here.

FEAD is produced and edited by Maggie Rogan

Lifeline Project and FEAD
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.

For more details on FEAD see here >>

Lifeline Project: In 1971 the Lifeline Project opened a day centre for drug users in Manchester. Since its foundation Lifeline has grown and developed, and now works in a diverse range of settings across the UK. Our purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those persons affected by addiction to drugs of any kind, and to educate the public on matters relating to drug misuse.
Contributor documents
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World Drug Report 2014 >>

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