Emotional Wellbeing

The aim of the lowdown‘s wellbeing service is to support young people aged 11-25 years and their loved ones to promote a positive sense of emotional wellbeing.

Our service offers free:
  • Drop-in 1:1 emotional support sessions
  • Information, signposting and self-help materials
  • A young person’s Mental Health service
  • Activity based workshops
  • Peer support groups

‘Espresso Yourself’ – a new Mental Health service for 11-18 year olds

We are running Espresso Yourself sessions on Monday and Friday evenings between 4-8pm at our Kingswell Street building in Northampton town centre. 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.

Our drop-in sessions have professional mental health workers who can offer you a safe space to talk and to be listened to. We’d also like you to tell us what you need from us, and how best we can help and support you in times of crisis.

Espresso Yourself is for young people aged 11-18 years. Appointments are currently required so please call or email the lowdown in advance during current opening hours to book an appointment.


Our drop-in offers one-off face to face confidential emotional wellbeing sessions, in which our Wellbeing Navigators will offer support with:

  • coping strategies
  • resilience building
  • self-help resources
  • signposting to in-house services or to other services in the area

These are not counselling sessions or suitable for someone in crisis, but do not hesitate to drop in if you are on our waiting list for counselling and need emotional support.

Parents, guardians and carers can also drop in if they are responsible for a young person who is under 25. The young person does not necessarily have to be using our services already.

Please see our information leaflets for current drop-in times:

Wellbeing Activities and Workshops

In the future we aim to run more wellbeing workshops for young people to access.

Past workshops have included topics such as:

  • emotional resilience
  • boosting your wellbeing
  • managing anxiety

Look out for more information on our wellbeing workshops on our events calendar.

For more information on our wellbeing services, please email: wellbeingservice@thelowdownnorthampton.co.uk

Our other 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.

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