Important Notice

From 5th January 2024 until further notice our Lowdown Building at 3 Kingswell Street is being extensively refurbished and extended.
This work will improve the building for the many young people we support.

Therefore, some of our services will be held in a different location, please see below.

Youth Groups, Mindspace, Youth Advisory Board & Young Adult Social will be based at in The Lowdown Lounge, 3 Kingswell Street, Northampton NN1 1PP

Counselling Sessions, Wellbeing Café & Sexual Health will be based at UoN Innovation Centre, Green Street (opposite the Train Station), Northampton NN1 1SY – see map below.

RE:Start Service will continue to be based at The Lowdown, 57A St Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JF

Out There LGBTQ+ Groups will continue to be based in the usual location, please email for full information.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call 01604 634385.

Thank for your understanding.

The Lowdown Team.

The Lowdown

The Lowdown is a Mental Health Charity, providing free and confidential support services for 11- 25 year olds in Northamptonshire.
Working as part of The REACH Collaborative


The Lowdown will be closed from Saturday 16th December at 4pm with our admin team returning on Tuesday 2nd January 2024. We are sorry for any inconvenience and will get back to any enquiries as soon as possible.


If your enquiry is regarding your counselling sessions, please note all scheduled sessions will resume from Saturday 6th January 2024.


Our Wellbeing Café is open 4-8pm on Monday 18th December, Friday 22nd December and Friday 29th December, please see our website for details:


Please remember you are not on your own.
In an emergency, and where there may be risk to life, always call 999.
If you need emotional support there are always organisations available to help you, either with their helplines, online support and resources or text services. See our website for more information:


For sexual health services, please call the Sexual Health Clinic on 01604 609766 or the NHS 24hr helpline on 111 for any non-emergency health related issues.


Thank you for your understanding.
The Lowdown Team

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.


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The Lowdown offers wellbeing support services for young people and their families.

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LGBTQ+ Support
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The Lowdown Out There groups offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.

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the REACH partnership
Youth Activities

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

Our organisation received £25,000 from the Trust to support our core costs to ensure young people in Northamptonshire receive early intervention for their mental health and wellbeing.

Postcode Places Trust and People Postcode Lottery

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