lgbtq support groups

the lowdown’s out there groups offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space

crisis café every monday

the lowdown wellbeing services can offer emotional support when you need it most

counselling support

there’s no need for you to experience difficult situations alone, the lowdown are here to help

Services Update: 14/08/20

We are currently working through our waiting list for face to face counselling, Once our waiting list has reduced we will start to accept more face to face referrals. Please keep checking back for future service updates or get in contact with us.
  • COUNSELLING: Self referrals for counselling are currently being accepted for remote support only – Monday-Friday between 11am and 5pm. This service is being delivered by our friendly, qualified counsellors.
  • ENQUIRIES: All enquiries will be managed remotely Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm on our usual number 01604 634385. All emails sent to info@thelowdownnorthampton.co.uk will be managed remotely by a member of our team.
  • WELLBEING SESSIONS: We are now offering remote wellbeing sessions every Saturday between 1pm and 3pm using either video call or telephone. To book your slot, please call us on 01604 634385. Further wellbeing information is accessible via this dedicated web page too.
  • SEXUAL HEALTH: Sexual Health queries are being diverted to the hospital clinic and you can contact them on 01604 609766. NO walk-ins currently, but there is a small team in the clinic to provide telephone consultations for any STI symptoms or emergency contraception; these clients will be able to pick up their prescriptions. Testing kits orderable from: www.nhft.nhs.uk/sexual-health
  • CONTRACEPTION: The C card system is being reinstated. Young people will be able to do C card training and then get free condoms from pharmacies.
  • LGBTQ: Remote support is available for our Out There group Tuesdays 2pm-3pm and Fridays 7pm-8pm on the usual group phone/email. Out There Plus continues with remote support every other Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. We are slowly reintroducing face to face meet-ups for both groups.
  • CRISIS CAFÉ: Continues Mondays 4pm-8pm, but will be held at the lowdown for the time being. We can provide this service “virtually” as well as face-to-face. Appointments currently required – call or email the lowdown in advance.
  • SEXUAL HEALTH: Sexual Health queries are being diverted to the hospital clinic and you can contact them on 01604 609766. NO walk-ins currently, but there is a small team in the clinic to provide telephone consultations for any STI symptoms or emergency contraception; these clients will be able to pick up their prescriptions. Testing kits orderable from: www.nhft.nhs.uk/sexual-health
  • CONTRACEPTION: The C card system is being reinstated. Young people will be able to do C card training and then get free condoms from pharmacies.
  • LGBTQ: Remote support is available for our Out There group Tuesdays 2pm-3pm and Fridays 7pm-8pm on the usual group phone/email. Out There Plus continues with remote support every other Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. We are slowly reintroducing face to face meet-ups for both groups.
  • CRISIS CAFÉ: Continues Mondays 4pm-8pm, but will be held at the lowdown for the time being. We can provide this service “virtually” as well as face-to-face. Appointments currently required – call or email the lowdown in advance.

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the lowdown is a voluntary Mental Health charity, providing free and confidential counselling, emotional wellbeing, sexual health and LGBTQ support services for 11-25 year olds.

There is no need for young people to experience difficult situations alone. We can help. You’re safe with us

Our fully trained team provides safe, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental services. There are various ways to get in touch and then we will work out together how we can best support each young person.

the lowdown provides five core services focused on the different needs of the children and young adults we work with:

“the lowdown believe young people should not experience mental or physical ill-health unsupported…”

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