Lamp has and always will be a champion for mental health. We have provided free independent mental health advocacy and services in hospitals, and in the local community across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland since 1989. Our aim is for you to feel valued, listened to, and more able to cope, and to be able to access the services and support you need through:

– Finding the right information

– Knowing your rights

– Understanding mental health

– Express your views

– Supporting Carers

If you are needing to contact us, our phone lines are operational from 10am – 4pm. Please call during these times to talk to someone regarding your query.

Service Information

Services Offered

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Service Overview

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. Currently, we only provide Health Advocacy in Leicester City.

Peer Advocacy, a service for informal patients (those not under a mental health section) on an acute ward setting (Bradgate Unit). Our Volunteers are fully trained and supervised with personal experience of mental health services.

Carers’ Advocacy for people looking after someone in mental distress. This service is available in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Who Is This Service For?

This service is for people who are experiencing mental health issues, and their carers.

Contact Details

Email Address



0116 255 6286

Opening Times

Monday9.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday9.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday9.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday9.30am - 5.00pm
Friday9.30am - 5.00pm

Referral Procedure

Referral Procedure

Please give us a call using the number above. Alternatively, if you would like to make a referral to access our Advocacy service, follow this link to access our online referral form.


If you need to contact us out of hours, please leave a message on our answer machines, and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

Our phone lines are only operational from 10am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.