The Lamp advocacy team is currently operating on an urgent priority basis. This means that anyone who has an urgent appointment where support is desperately needed to achieve a significant outcome will get an advocate within four weeks. For anyone else with routine appointments and issues, such as a routine psychiatry or GP appointment, they […]

The theme for this year’s Lamp 5K campaign in May was ‘Climbing Mountains for Mental Health’. Lamp Chief Executive, Richard Kotulecki is taking this (many more than) one step further by taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in September to raise funds for the charity. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a 24-mile (38.6km) […]

Lamp has welcomed the support of six more local organisations who will each sponsor a hole at the charity’s golf day, taking place on Wednesday 14 June 2023. The new sponsors are: Pete Martin Photography, Impact Retail, CBA Insolvency, Premier Logistics Group, mypayrollbureau and GH Watts. They join Cross Productions – our headline sponsor, Payments […]

Many people across Leicester and Leicestershire got involved in this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week that took place from 15-21 May. A local charity marked the week by running its annual fundraising and awareness campaign. Now its third year, the Lamp 5k campaign was run by staff and volunteers from Lamp, the Leicester-based mental health […]

Lamp, the mental health advocacy charity, has appointed Jane Hastings as its new Senior Community Advocate. She joins Lamp from her previous role at Moneywise Plus and will extend the charity’s advocates team, helping to support clients with mental health-related services provided through primary care such as GPs and NHS psychiatry departments. Jane has previously […]

Understanding grief and loss in the workplace at March Business Club Lamp’s March Business Club meeting looked at the often difficult topic of grief and loss. We were joined online by around 35 members. Colin Fyfe, Chief Executive of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and Chair of the Business Club introduced the topic before an […]

Andrew Lewis will run and walk to various city landmarks in one day to raise money for local mental health charity Leicestershire local, Andrew Lewis, will be running and walking all around Leicester, on a 16-mile route that takes in 12 well-known local spots. Andrew hopes that the challenge will raise around £1,000 for Lamp, […]

Mental health volunteers to be at two sessions in January and February 2023, aimed at anyone who cannot afford to stay warm in their homes this winter Lamp, the Leicester-based mental health advocacy charity, will be at two of the Belgrave Neighbourhood Co-operative Housing Association (BNCHA) Warm Space sessions to provide mental health advice and […]

Lamp’s latest Business Club meeting took place in December at Winstanley House in Leicester. We were joined by around 50 representatives from our Business Club network. The event was kicked off by Sarah Higgins, vice chair of the Business Club who welcomed guests and outlined how we could take the learnings and best practices from […]

Will co-host Comedy Night and Open Mic Night events at Leicester venues The Lamp mental health charity will mark this year’s World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October 2022 by co-hosting two events in Leicester to raise awareness of mental health issues and raise funds for the charity. The theme of 2022’s World Mental […]


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