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Useful Links

Action on Depression  (actionondepression.org/)

Action on Depression is the only national Scottish organisation working with and for people affected by depression. A user-influenced organisation committed to providing support, raising awareness of depression and treatment options and reducing the stigma that still surrounds the condition.

ActivNess  (www.activness.org)

Personal Coaching & Activity Promotion. ActivNess is an Inverness based Social Enterprise offering 1-1 or group exercise for those who have not done any exercise for a while or for those who have disabilities or other personal needs. The brainchild of a Befrienders Highland volunteer.

Befriending Networks  (www.befriending.co.uk)

Befriending Networks is an umbrella organisation for Befriending groups in Scotland and other parts of the UK. They offer advice, information, training and a Quality in Befriending Award Scheme.

Easy Fundraising  (www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/befriendershighland)

Raise funds for free whilst shopping online, for Befrienders Highland.

Friendship Services Inverness  (www.friendship-services.com)

A range of social and caring resources for older folk in the Inverness area are summarised below; Inverness Mens Shed The Dunbar Centre The Visiting Service The Morning Call Smithton Pop-in Housebound Library Service

Highland Recovery Network  (www.highlandrecovery.org.uk)

The Highland Recovery Network is made up of individuals and groups based in the Highlands who are interested in promoting mental well-being and mental health recovery.   The network is open to anyone who shares these aims and wishes to be involved, including those with lived experience of mental illness, carers and professionals.

Hypnotherapy Directory  (www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/)

The hypnotherpay directory lists professional, registered hypnotherapists in your area

Inverness Womens Aid  (www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk)

Provides confidential information, support and temporary accommodation for Women, Children and Young People who have experienced domestic abuse.  

Life Coach Directory  (www.lifecoach-directory.org.uk)

Life Coach Directory provides detailed contacts for life coaches and NLP practitioners who are registered with a recognised professional body. A life coach is someone who aims to help and empower others to make, meet and exceed personal and professional goals, in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in the home, exploring the self and the world and achieving ambitions.

Living Life to The full  (www.llttf.com/index.php)

On line resources to help you to help yourself.

Mental Health Foundation  (www.mentalhealth.org.uk)

Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they may live

Mental Welfare Commission  (www.mwcscot.org.uk)

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland is an independent organisation working to safeguard the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental illness, learning disability or other mental disorder.

Samaritans - Scotland  (www.samaritans.org/your-community/samaritans-work-scotland)

In Scotland we opened our first branch in Edinburgh in 1959. Since then we have grown to 20 branches supported by over 1,000 volunteers across the country, stretching from Shetland to the Scottish Borders. Day or night, a Samaritans volunteer is there to give support to anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.

Scottish Association for Mental Health  (www.samh.org.uk/home.aspx)

Were here to provide help, information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems and to raise money to fund our vital work.

Scottish Recovery Network  (www.scottishrecovery.net)

The Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) is an initiative designed to raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems.  It is a network for individuals and organisations with a common interest in recovery to share information and ideas

Signpost  (www.signpost-inc.org/)

We provide support and guidance to third sector organisations and individuals in Inverness and Nairn, including: Volunteering opportunities Support for organisations Business support services We provide Handy Persons services to seniors and those with a disability in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.

Skye and Lochalsh Mental Health Association  (www.slmha.co.uk)

The aim of the Skye and Lochalsh Mental Health Association is to promote the mental well-being of all those people in the Skye and Lochalsh area who have suffered or are suffering from mental illness, severe psychological stress, social isolation, addiction problems and the long-term consequences of head injury

Support in Mind Scotland  (www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk)

Working to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of those affected by mental ill health, including families and carers.

UK Counselling Directory  (www.counselling-directory.org.uk/)

A comprehensive guide to counselling services and accredited counsellors

Voluntary Groups East Sutherland VG-ES  (www.vges.org.uk)

VG-ES exists to support the voluntary sector in East Sutherland by representing and supporting voluntary groups and individuals interested in or actively volunteering, facilitating co-operation, and enabling citizens to access the decision making processes affecting their community.

Well Scotland  (www.wellscotland.info)

The government site for research and information relating to mental heath and mental well being