Every donation makes a huge difference to the people we support by helping them secure vital services they need access to, and to sustain their independence, wellbeing and recovery.

1 in 4 people will experience mental health and 1 in 5 adults consider taking their own life. For every £1 donated 70p goes into our services and 30p is invested in raising the next £1

We are extremely grateful for all donations we receive no matter how big or small and thankful for everyone’s fundraising efforts. To see what kind of difference your contributions make take a look our impact and success stories (CTA Find out more)

Our Success Stories

Jean’s Story

It was very stressful being told I was not eligible for UC and PIP, it made me angry and I wanted to challenge the decision to turn down my UC and PIP application and I went to a local service to help me do that. However, I was told they could help me and then told they couldn’t, I didn’t fully understand what I was being told nor did I fully understand the tribunal processes. My lack of understanding of what support I could have and not have added to my stress.

This made me feel very alone and defeated in my issue and struggled in fighting the UC & PIP decision on two separate tribunal appeals. This really made life difficult and added to our financial difficulties and our health issues.

I very much needed someone to attend my tribunal with me as I would not be able to understand any question I was asked nor would I have the confidence in knowing what to say in response to any question a judge would ask me.

After attending a tribunal hearing with Brian being the only to support me, I was told by the courts to get help with this appeal as I could not answer any of the questions put to me. I was extremely nervous and frightened to talk to people on the panel as I did not know what to say to them. It was at the point I reached out to STAMP. At the first call, they went all the way to help me and with their advocacy support my life has transformed.

Without Stamp’s help I would have found it impossible to achieve what I have done with the advocacy help they have provided me and my mental health would be worse off. When working with the team, they adapted their approach to meet my personal needs which made me I feel listened too and my worries were taken seriously. They helped me engage with services to find out what help I could access. This process added further stress to me and I found it really hard to understand what people were saying to me. As a consequence of my difficulty speaking and understanding people, I felt very angry and my mental health took a significant decline which caused my mood to fall so bad I contacted my GP and seek medication to help support me.

STAMP helped me understand things, pull information together, gather my medical evidence and support me to determine my needs. When I didn’t understand thing, they would take their time to explain things to me in a way I could understand them. I find it really hard to remember things and I do not have the confidence to tell professional what my struggles are. I was able to do this with STAMP’s help by building my trust in them and they gave me the patience and time I needed to trust my advocate.
My advocate spoke to other local organisation to ensure I had someone who could represent and present my case to the appeal panel at both tribunal hearings, while my advocate could be present during the tribunal to support me through it and help me keep calm and focused. This support delivered by STAMP proved to be invaluable to me and I won both tribunal hearing with decisions being overturned for UC and PIP. I was awarded a sum exceeding more than £25,000 due to backdated payments. Without STAMP’s help and the dedicated work from my advocates, I would not have been able to have this outcome, in fact I would be in a worse financial situation with my health and mental health failing me.

STAMP’s and the advocates have changed my life and enabled me to clear all of my debt, lifted all the weight on my shoulders and made me happy again.

Following the success of the tribunal’s my advocate helped me make a formal complaint about the local welfare service that I was dissatisfied with and how I was impacted by their interactions with me. My complaint was supported by my MP and together we obtained an apology from the said service whom made changes to their internal processes.

STAMP really do make a difference to people’s lives, without their advocacy help I would not have been able to fight the injustices against me.

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Neville’s story

I first came to STAMP with depression and anxiety, after being referred by my Mental Health Nurse in 2014. I was going through some bad times, having personal problems and I was experiencing racial abuse. My advocate listened to me about the challenges I was having and the impact upon my mental health. She said, ‘anything you need, get in touch and we can help you the best we can’. If it wasn’t for my advocate, I am not sure I would be the same person as I am sitting here. She was like a sister to me, in that I mean, I began to put my trust in someone. When I meet strange people, I get anxious and flighty, but having my advocate there supporting me in different situations, I feel comfortable because I trust her. There is nothing bad I can say about my advocate, as any problems, any letters, she can look at it with me. She has attended appointments with me. She is there for the good times and the bad times.

What you have done
I might have had a mental health breakdown or ended up behind bars. STAMP helped me to cope with stuff – said ‘don’t worry’. You can get on the phone to sort things with me that I could not do myself as I can’t express myself well with people I don’t know. I can get very anxious and then my accent can get worse, and my voice can get louder and I can come across as aggressive. You have helped me with court, trying to get contact with my son and with sorting my immigration.

Since my advocate has come, I see things in a different way. I open up more, I don’t hide anything. You help by breaking things down into smaller steps to achieve. I am a calmer person now and take my medication.
When my advocate comes to doctors and hospital appointments, she takes notes for me otherwise I would not understand what they were saying to me.

If I get anything in the post and I don’t understand it, I take a picture and send it to my advocate via WhatsApp. I can ask people to talk to my advocate on my behalf. If I am confused or anxious, I can ask them to go through my advocate. I can ask my advocate to speak to people if I am worried and she gets straight onto it. She got a fixed penalty I was charged on the train back. I could not deal with these things on my own.

I cannot share personal things with friends as I want to keep my personal business to myself, but I can share it with my advocate. I am always worried about people’s agenda and concerned about being manipulated.

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How can I donate?

There are several ways to donate to STAMP Revisited:


£5, £10, £25, £50 (what does £5 deliver ect)
Pay online
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By Text

You can make a one-off donation by text. All you need to do is:

Text STAMP to 70085 to donate £2.00
Text STAMP to 70450 to donate £5.00
Text STAMP to 70460 to donate £10.00

Or if you’d like to donate a different amount, just:

Text STAMP followed by your donation amount to 70740 to give that amount.

To make a regular donation via text:

Text STAMPREGULAR to 70580 to donate £5 every month.

Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message.

By Cheque

Simply make your cheque out to STAMP Revisited and send it to: STAMP Revisited, Roseberry Park Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3AF.

If you’re able to declare Gift Aid to make your donation go further, please download and complete our Gift Aid Declaration Form and return it with your cheque.

By Bank Transfer: [ICON Button – click to reveal below]

Donating by Bank Transfer is the most cost effective way to donate online, as we don’t incur any processing fees. To make a bank transfer donation simply login to your online banking and use our bank details (you’ll need to call us for these) to create your donation.

Every time you shop

EasyFundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site. It’s simple and free to use and turns your everyday online shopping into donations. All you need to do is use our unique referral link:

to create your account (this way, we’ll receive an extra £5 bonus once you’ve raised £5 in donations) and head to each time you shop online.

They will redirect you to your chosen retailer, and after you checkout they’ll donate to us at no extra cost to you!

Fundraising questions and other ways to support

Why does STAMP need to fundraise?

We rely on fundraising to help us continue the work we do. We need your help, to help us carry out the important work we do in helping those in need. For every £1 donated 70p goes towards our services and 30p is invested into raising the next £1. Your donation supports the work we do.

We rely on the generosity of grant-making trusts, local businesses, and members of the public to raise vital funds to reach those who need our support. Each donation we receive big or small, goes towards improving the well-being of the vulnerable and excluded people, on Teesside.

Fundraising helps us promote our message, our goals and it encourages others to get involved. Fundraising gives you the power to make a difference and change people’s lives.

Who do I contact about making a donating?

If you would like to donate, you can call a member of the team on 01642 837555 or send us a message through our Contact UsContact Us page

What is GiftAid and how do I do it?

The Gift Aid scheme allows charities like us to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers from HM Revenue and Customs – at no extra cost to you. For every £1 you donate, we can claim an extra 25p, if you’ve paid the basic rate of tax and make the donation from your own funds.

If you are donating through a platform for online giving, you will be given the option to Gift Aid your donation.

If you are donating directly to us, you will need to complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form. We can then claim Gift Aid on all your past and future donations. Call a member of the team or send a message through our contact page to request a form.

Other ways you can support us

– You could do a sponsored run, either a local or national run
– A sponsored walk is a good way together with likeminded people, get some exercise and get out in the countryside
– Why not have a go at a sponsored Boxing Day dip
– Organise a charity evening or a musical gig
– Get together with friends and family to have a coffee and a chat or do a coffee morning or cake stall at work.
– Celebration giving is another way to celebrate special moments and anniversaries and raise donations for a good cause. You can ask friend and family to donate as an alternative gift for you to show how your love and support can help a stranger.

If you have a fundraising idea or you would like help to organise an event, please contact a member of the team on 01642 837555 or get in touch through our contact us page.