Who we are

The Lowdown is a Mental Health Charity, providing free and confidential support services for 11- 25 year olds in Northamptonshire. Our services include Counselling, Information, Advice & Advocacy, Wellbeing, LGBTQ+, Youth Groups and Sexual Health.

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

About us

The Lowdown offers a caring environment where young people are always supported on their journey towards positive emotional health and wellbeing.

We are members of the REACH Collaborative providing professional and confidential services for young people across Northamptonshire.

You’re safe with us

The Lowdown provides accessible, safe, welcoming, 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 you.

We are here for you, you are not alone.

Annual Report

For more detailed information on The Lowdown’s work to support young people, take a look at our Annual Trustees Report.

Our core services
Advice & Advocacy
Wellbeing Support
Sexual Health
LGBTQ Support
Youth Activities

“We understand it can feel like a big step to take, but we’re here for you. You are not alone…”

Our Impact:

April 2023 to March 2024

support contacts were provided for young people and their families.

An 8% increase from the previous year.


individuals were supported by our range of services

“Genuinely the best service for mental health support that I’ve ever accessed.

I’m so grateful for this experience and the help I’m receiving.”


“I would definitely recommend. I think the town is so lucky to have this service. They’re doing an amazing job.”



would recommend our services to others


felt they had a positive impact from using our services


found the services accessible

*of services users that responded to the survey