STOMP: Stopping the over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both

STOMP is a health campaign to stop the over-use of psychotropic medication to manage people’s behaviour.

Between 2017 and 2019, more than 250 social care providers signed up to the STOMP pledge for social care. In doing so they committed to action to improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability, autism or both by ensuring they only receive psychotropic medication for the right reasons and in the right amount.

Providers who would like to receive occasional updates on developments in tackling over-medication can join our mailing list here.

A range of resources has been produced across the health and social care sector to support providers in tackling over-medication.

Self-assessment and action planning tools

  • The STOMP pledge for social care offers a framework to support social care providers to identify practical steps they will take to support people to reduce the amount of inappropriate psychotropic medication they take.
  • The STOMP audit of the use of psychotropic medication enables providers to develop an overview of how these medicines are managed in their organisation.

Good practice resources

Films

Case Studies

Research

Further information