• Independent community mental health advocacy

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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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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How we help…

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

  • Want to access care and support for their mental health well-being
  • Would like help with a mental health diagnosis
  • Would like help understanding their rights regarding their mental health care
  • Wish to question a decision about their care and support
  • Would like support at care appointments
  • Care for someone with mental health issues
  • Have a mental health need (or are concerned about a family member, colleague or friend)
Important service update from Lamp Chief Executive, Richard Kotulecki
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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 care professionals on behalf of the individual to seek answers or updates
  • Researching and delving deeper into a person’s experiences including symptoms of a mental health condition, and side effects of medication

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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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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

‘Charity pool tournament’

Wednesday 29th November 2023

Club 147, 171 Belgrave Gate,Leicester LE1 3HS


£25 for players / £13 for spectators

‘The Big Strong Leicester Quiz’

Saturday 2nd December 2023

St Martins House Conference Centre Leicester, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ


£8 per ticket

‘Winter Open Mic Night’

Monday 11th of December 2023

The Exchange Bar, 50 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RD

From 6pm

£10 for audience (£7 with student ID) and £5 for performers

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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

Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Our organisation received £25,000 from the Trust to sustain our much-needed advocacy services.


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