Advocacy

Who we are

  • LAMP is an independent charity
  • We have provided free mental health advocacy for people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for over 27 years.

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are the most vulnerable in society, are able to:

  • Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them
  • Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives
  • Access information, advice and explore choices & options.
  • Defend and safeguard their rights

Advocates will:

  • Listen to you and work with you to explore your needs
  • Explain options so you can make an informed choice
  • Support you to speak up for yourself
  • Focus on your needs and wishes

Who is this service for?

You can use our free advocacy service if you:

  • Have a mental health need
  • Want to access services for care and support for your mental well-being
  • Wish to question a decision that has been made about your care and support

Our 2016 leaflet 


LAMP offers the following services:

LAMP does not provide direct support to people such as befriending, help with daily activities or counselling. We don’t give advice on housing, benefits or other legal matters. We can signpost to other relevant agencies.

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

To provide an additional safeguard for patients who are subject to the Mental Health Act (MHA). Available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Carers’ Advocacy

If you are looking after someone with mental health needs and seek support for them or yourself from local mental health services. Available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Care Act and Social Care Advocacy

For anyone seeking social care and support for mental health needs from Adult Social Care in Leicester City only.

Mental Health Advocacy

For residents of Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who are using or wish to access mental health services. Available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Our 2016 Leaflet