Kirklees drug charity hits the spot with national award

Lifeline Kirklees have been awarded a Centre of Excellence Acupuncture award by SMART UK, an auricular acupuncture training provider.

Lifeline Kirklees works with people who have problems with drugs or alcohol. The service supports them to change their behaviour and achieve their recovery goals.

They provide help for individuals, families and communities throughout Kirklees who have been affected by substance misuse, working within the framework of the ‘5 steps to wellbeing’.

They offer a diverse range of Group and 1-1 interventions, tailored specifically to individual’s needs.

They have found that using acupuncture as an intervention is something their clients benefit greatly from. It can help reduce day to day stresses and re-establish sleep patterns. Even the most wary of clients at the start will find something from acupuncture that can aid their recovery, and ongoing wellbeing.

SMART UK delivers auricular acupuncture training for substance misuse and lifeline is only the third service to receive the Centre of Excellence award from them. The prestigious award recognises Lifeline Kirklees as a trustworthy point of contact and delivery expert, but also recognises the robust governance that surrounds Lifeline Kirklees, and the approach they take with both staff and clients.

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet Member for Public Health said:

“It is really pleasing to see Lifeline receive this award. It shows their commitment and passion for making a difference to the people who use the service – which includes providing alternative forms of treatment and support. We know that people react differently to different forms of treatment, and by providing a number of different options, we can ensure we give everyone the best opportunity to recover from their addiction”

Bridget Hughes Senior Manager Lifeline Project said:

“Lifeline Kirklees is very proud to receive this award which is a real testament to the hard work of our staff and their commitment to providing high quality services. We are very grateful for the support of our commissioners in Kirklees Public Health, which enables the provision of diverse, creative and innovative responses to substance use.”

Lifeline Kirklees receives funding from Kirklees Council Public Health, Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) and other charitable trusts.

Contact Lifeline Kirklees on 01484 353333 (Huddersfield office) or 01924 438383 (Dewsbury office) or visit to find out more.


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