the lowdown

the lowdown is Mental Health charity, providing free and confidential support services for 11- 25 year olds in Northamptonshire.
Working as part of the REACH Partnership

IMPORTANT NOTICE – Due to essential maintenance on our building, the lowdown will be closed from Saturday 28th May at 4pm and will reopen on Monday 6th June at 9am. Our counselling service and referrals portal will be closed during this time and our emails and phone calls won’t be answered. We are sorry for the inconvenience and will get back to any enquiries from Monday 6th June. If you need immediate support, please see our Crisis Support page. Thank you for your understanding.
Please note our Espresso Yourself Cafe’s will be open on Monday 30th May and Friday 2nd June 4-8pm.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR USERS OF OUR SERVICES
Changes Regarding Your Personal Data

In order to ensure that ‘The Lowdown’ is able to continue to provide its services and advice to the children and young adults of Northamptonshire, the trustees of the charity have agreed, in the best interest of the individuals who use its services, to incorporate the charity into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“CIO”). Although this will not alter the day to day running of the charity, the legal entity of the charity will change, along with its registered charity number.

The change in legal entity means that all personal data the charity currently holds in relation to the individuals who use its services will need to be ‘transferred’ from the unincorporated charity to the CIO. In practice, this will not result in any change to the way that personal data is currently processed. It will not be accessed by anybody who does not already have authorisation to access it and it will not be physically moved from the place it is currently stored. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulations and theData Protection Act 2018,we are legally required to provide you with notice of the transfer to the CIO. Please read the letter, which you can access via the link below, for more details on how this transfer will affect you as a user of our services. It is very important that you read this letter.

Many thanks,
The Lowdown Team.

Counselling
Counselling

the lowdown supported over 900 young people last year with one to one counselling. There is no need for you to experience difficult situations alone, we are here to help.

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Wellbeing Drop-ins
Wellbeing Drop-ins

If you need support with your mental health or find yourself in crisis then we’re here to listen and help you in your time of need.

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LGBTQ+ Support
LGBTQ+ Support

the lowdown Out There groups offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.

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Outreach Services
Outreach Services

the lowdown offer Outreach Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire.

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Sexual Health
Sexual Health

The lowdown are always here to help you stay safe and make informed decisions.

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the REACH partnership
the REACH partnership

REACH Collaboration provides professional and confidential youth services for young people across Northamptonshire.

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Postcode Places Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

The lowdown has received £20,000 from the Trust towards our Heating, Lighting and Cleaning costs that have risen dramatically since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

For more information on The Postcode Places Trust visit www.postcodeplacestrust.org.uk or www.postcodelottery.co.uk for The People Postcode Lottery.

“The lowdown believe that no young person should ever experience mental health issues alone.”