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Mental Health Advocacy

Our mission is to navigate people through the complexities of mental health support and empower them to rebuild their lives.

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How we help…

Our dedicated team of advocacy specialists provide a free mental health service to help people who:

  • Want to access care and support for their mental health well-being
  • Wish to question a decision about their care and support
  • Care for someone with mental health issues
  • Have a mental health need (or are concerned about a family member, colleague or friend)

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The Difference We Make

From the moment Lamp got involved, it strengthened my resolve to carry on. The charity provides a vital service, not only for the people suffering with mental health, but to the families supporting them

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Who We Are…

Lamp (Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project) provides independent community mental health advocacy to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, including support to families and carers.

Established in 1989, we are by the side of individuals struggling to navigate and access mental health services, supporting those feeling vulnerable, confused and unsure where to turn.

We aim to explore options and empower individuals to speak up and make sure that their voice is heard throughout their recovery journey.

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Our Services

  • Exploring a person’s concerns and scoping out what options are available to them
  • Challenging local mental health teams
  • Supporting a person to attend an appointment with a GP or Psychiatrist
  • Phoning professionals involved with a persons care to seek answers or updates (on behalf of the person),
  • Researching and delving deeper into a person’s experiences (ie. symptoms of a mental health condition, to explain side effects of medication)
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Ways to Support Us…

Lamp is a community mental health charity and depends on community and business support to continue offering free mental health advocacy to people in Leicester and Leicestershire. Your support can really make a difference by enabling us to to help someone with a mental health condition to rebuild their lives.


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  • Raising awareness and much needed funding

Upcoming Activities

‘G. Seller – An insight into funerals and bereavement support’

Lamp and G Seller are partnering up for National Bereavement Day on 30th August 2022 looking to raise awareness of bereavement, what support is available and how G. Seller look after the community they feel privileged to serve. The event will act as a fundraiser for Lamp whilst providing education into the support available to those effected by bereavement.

The evening will commence from 7pm, followed by a tour of the facilities, evening buffet and talks from MD Joseph Barsby and Bereavement Councilors.

Lamp Business Club Meeting – 21st September

The 10th September marks World Suicide Prevention Day so it felt apt to support this day by partnering with the Charlie Waller Trust on the 21st September to host an open, insightful and emotional conversation around suicide and mental health. This session will be held online and contain sensitive themes.

Managing positive approaches to the Menopause

Following World Mental Health Day (10th October) and prior to National Menopause Day (18th October) , Lamp and the Health Suite are partnering up for an evening of education and awareness to help individuals and business understand the menopause and finding positive approaches to the condition. The evening will be led by Aly Dilks of Simply Menopausal, Menopause Specialist and British Menopause Society accredited. 

  • The evening will include a arrival drink, light evening buffet and educational talk and discussions
  • Work with us to influence the voice of mental health in the workplace across the midlands

Make Mental Health your Business

Business Club

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Mental Health First Aid Training

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Charity of the Year

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Thank you to the organisations supporting Mental Health in Leicester, Leicestershire and the Midlands


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