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Mental Health Support

Are you struggling with your mental health?

Lamp offers a range of services designed to support you, and those around you. Take a look below to see what services we currently have available.

Independent Community Health Advocacy

What is Health Advocacy?

Lamp offers free to access mental health advocacy in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our service is confidential and non-judgmental.

You may already have been diagnosed with a mental health condition or you might be experiencing early signs and symptoms and be unsure where to turn. We can help.

We can support you in a range of ways, including to help you explain your needs relating to any mental health related service provided through primary care e.g. GPs and NHS psychiatry departments.

What Do We Provide?

We provide Health Advocacy Support with Access to Mental Health Services provided by Primary Care (GPs) or Specialist Mental Health Services from Psychiatry and the Community Mental Health Teams. We provide Mental Health Advocacy in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We can also currently provide Physical Health Advocacy to those who are experiencing or have a diagnosed mental health condition.

How Do You Access This Service?

Please ring our help line on 0116 255 6286, and select ‘Advocacy’ where a referral will be taken. Lines are open between 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. Alternatively, you can fill in an online self-referral form or refer on behalf of someone else by clicking here.

Please note, we currently do not hold contracts to help with the following:

  • Benefits including PIP
  • Housing
  • Child Protection
  • Debt
  • Legal Matters

Carer Support

Carers’ Groups

Lamp provides peer group advocacy where carers meet in a safe and informal environment to share successes and discuss challenges in their caring role. Our dedicated carers’ advocate facilitates the groups. The groups provide a range of activities and formal meetings and/or training to address challenges faced by carers in their caring role.

We have groups in Leicester City, Blaby, Oakham, Coalville and Hinckley

Lamp’s groups are currently running at various times but are subject to changes due to current restrictions. For information on attending please call Lamp’s friendly, dedicated Carers Advocate Amandeep on 0116 255 6286       Ext and Voicemail: 218 or email info@lampdirect.org.uk

Those who attend can:

  • Find out about other services and groups they can access for support
  • Access information, advice and advocacy from our qualified advocacy team

Who Can Attend?
Anyone looking after or providing physical and/or emotional support to an adult loved one, a friend, a neighbour or a relative with a mental health need where the care they provide is not part of their regular employment.
At times when groups cannot be held face-to-face, online Zoom meetings are held instead and many carers really enjoy and feel supported by these sessions.

For information on how to attend a group in your area area, please email us or call 0116 255 6286.

Business Support

Supporting your colleagues and staff members

Lamp is proud to work with a wide range of forward thinking businesses across the region.

Our successful business club is one of the first in the country to bring together local businesses passionate about implementing better mental health support within the workplace.  If you’d like to join or know more, click here.

Training and Information

We can also offer various training and information sessions to you and your employees which can be delivered face-face-face (restrictions permitting) or online. These include Mental Health First Aid Training and supervision Support. Contracting Lamp to carry out these services is a great way to support our charity.

Lamp are always looking for sponsorship for our events as well as looking for charities to fundraise or select us as a charity of the year in which Lamp can work with you to raise awareness of mental health within the workplace.

For more information on how Lamp can work with you please email matthewbarton@lampdirect.org.uk

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It’s available. And there is hope

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