STAMP Revisited (Mental Health Advocacy Service)

STAMP Revisited (Mental Health Advocacy Service)

At a glance

Causes

  • Mental health

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

STAMP Revisited is a user-led organisation, which seeks to empower those experiencing poor mental well-being through advocacy, information, advice, and guidance to give people the tools, help and support they need to allow them to be involved and make their own choices and decisions about their lives.

The organisation has been in operation since 1995, during which time we have established an excellent reputation for providing quality advocacy services across Middlesbrough, Redcar & East Cleveland, and Stockton-On-Tees.

We provide advocacy services to people in a range of settings, from hospitals, including secure mental health units, residential homes and in the community. For us, advocacy is as simple as helping people have their voice heard, understand their rights, and speak up about what they need and what is important to them.

Our services are independent, confidential, and free to those receiving them. Together, we are standing up for essential rights and supporting people to have a say on the issues that matter to them most.

Activities

Through our work, we support those who are aiming to improve their life circumstances and who would otherwise find it difficult to organise the support they need to remain independent and well.

We exist to give those experiencing poor mental health the opportunity to develop the skills, confidence, and ability to find their voice, access mainstream services or specialist advice to enable them to get back on track and regain control of their lives.

Our team comprises of a Project Manager, three Mental Health Advocates, a Project Support Coordinator, and a small team of volunteers who strive to achieve the organisation’s mission and aims:

  • To support and empower those experiencing poor mental health to express their views, be heard and have a direct say on issues critical to their wellbeing and recovery.
  • To enable individuals to explore their options and agree a course of action to actively take part in resolving their issues and develop the skills to overcome the barriers to good mental health.
  • To empower individuals to make informed choices and support them to identify their personal strengths to gain and remain in control of their lives.
  • To defend and promote the rights of those experiencing mental health issues and safeguard them by promoting good practice, and preventing discrimination, neglect, and abuse.
  • To promote social inclusion and raise awareness of the obstacles faced by individuals experiencing poor mental health to prevent exclusion and isolation.
  • To encourage individuals to broaden their horizons and become active and inclusive members of society.

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