Who we are

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.

We believe there is no need for young people to experience difficult situations alone.

About us

the lowdown offers a caring environment where young people are supported on their journey towards positive emotional health and wellbeing.

We’re proud recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We’re also members of the REACH partnership of five agencies – providing professional and confidential youth counselling for young people across Northamptonshire.

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.

Our 5 core services

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.

We believe there is no need for young people to experience difficult situations alone.

About us

the lowdown offers a caring environment where young people are supported on their journey towards positive emotional health and wellbeing.

We’re proud recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We’re also members of the REACH partnership of five agencies – providing professional and confidential youth counselling for young people across Northamptonshire.

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.

 

Our 5 core services

We’d love to hear from you

We are based in the heart of Northampton’s town centre so you can pop in and see us, or you can contact us in other ways if that’s easier for you.

We’re here for you. You’re not alone.

Our Impact: April 2019 to March 2020

support contacts for young people provided by the lowdown’s in house counselling, emotional wellbeing, sexual health and LGBTQ services. Up 20% from the previous year.

individual counselling sessions were delivered by the lowdown. Up 32% from the previous year.

young people accessed our Counselling Service. Up 18% from the previous year.

weeks waiting time for Counselling – reduced from 17 weeks in the previous year.

young people and their parents supported through our new Wellbeing Service.

sessions provided by the lowdown’s Sexual Health Nurse.

drop-ins for free Condoms, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening and Pregnancy Testing.

Professional Referrals (CAMHS, GPs, etc.)

contacts with young people during 72 youth group sessions provided by our “Out There” LGBTQ Groups. Up 8% from the previous year.

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

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