Imagine Act and Succeed are pleased to have been involved in the development of the STOMP campaign as part of VODG.
STOMP is a health campaign to stop the over-use of psychotropic medication to manage people’s behaviour.
It is estimated that on an average day in England between 30,000 and 35,000 people with a learning disability, autism or both are taking prescribed psychotropic medication without appropriate clinical justification. This is medication which results in alterations to perception, mood or consciousness. Long-term use of these medicines puts people at unnecessary risk of a wide range of side effects including weight gain, organ failure and even premature death.