The lowdown, on behalf of the REACH Partnership of Youth Counselling Services, have been commissioned to deliver an innovative new project to support young people making the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS) to Adult Mental Health Services. RE:Start is exclusively for 16 – 25 year olds, who live in Northamptonshire, and need additional support with navigating mental health services.
This time can already be challenging for many young people, with big life changes and transitions being difficult to navigate – without adding mental health issues on top of this. RE:Start will work on a referral basis, which can be done as a self-referral or can be done by a professional on your behalf.
RE:Start will operate on a personal, goal-driven and holistic approach to the support provided to you. Building trust and gaining a robust understanding of your needs, whether this be with education, employment, housing or any other complex area of life which is made more difficult when navigating the world of mental health services. This flexible approach will allow us to not be a time-limited service, we can offer support for as long or as little as you need, and in agreement with your allocated support worker to meet your agreed upon goals.
The ethos and culture of the service will be solution-focused, strengths-based, personalised, flexible and will be able to work with a variety of complex needs, regardless of diagnosis.
The team of support workers at the lowdown will cover the West Northamptonshire area. If you would like see our team, please visit our ‘Meet the team’ page. There is also a team of support workers in the North Northamptonshire area – Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and anywhere further East of the county. To access the service for this area please visit https://www.youthworksnorthamptonshire.org.uk/restart/
Data protection agreement
In this form we ask for some personal information, including contact details and information relating to personal history etc. in order to fulfil your request for service with us.
Our registration number with the Information Commissioner’s Office is ZA145836. Please read the privacy notice for counselling and support services to ensure you understand how we process personal data.
Here is our privacy notice on our Policies page.
We aim to be able to support as many young people as we can, however we do have some eligibility criteria that needs to be met. To qualify for the service you must be:
We thought it might also be useful to provide some examples of the kinds of people we could work with, the below are just examples and are not exhaustive. We could work with someone who is or will be:
Please be aware that this is not a service designed to replace any counselling, therapy or other medical treatments which you are undertaking. This is an additional support service designed to help you navigate services and access other areas which have been made more difficult by mental health issues.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions we receive about the service:
If you would like to speak with someone to get more information or to talk through any questions or concerns then please get in touch with Helen Heng at the lowdown:
Alternatively, if you are looking to make contact with the RE:Start team in North of Northamptonshire, please contact Sarah Bream – RE:Start Team Leader: