Welcome to Befrienders Highland   

We are a small voluntary organisation working to improve the lives of people who are lonely and isolated and have experience of mental ill health; memory difficulties or dementia and carers .

We work across the Highland and Argyll and Bute Regions of Scotland.

Our befriending services have helped improve the confidence, wellbeing and social belonging of hundreds of people in our communities.  We offer befriending using the Recovery approach: "Refocus".

Over 700 trained and supported volunteers have provided confidential 1-1 and Group befriending in a variety of ways to best suit individuals.


Face to Face befriending in Inverness, Nairn or Wick areas for people with mental ill health.

Distance Befriending by phone, letter or email across the Highlands & Argyll and Bute regions for people with mental ill health, for people with dementia or memory difficulties or who are adult unpaid carers.

Group Befriending - we offer a range of group befriending opportunities available to all Friends and Volunteers. We currently have Walk and Talk groups, A gardening Group, a Cinema and discussion group.  We also have groups that do not meet but communicate through BHL magazines, a Craft group and a Creative Writing group.

 Download our Mental Health information leaflet

Download our Memory and Carer Services information leaflet

Latest Befrienders Highland News

Lead Scotland - Getting Digital Course

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Getting Digital Course for Befrienders Highland Friends and Volunteers!! We are hosting a Getting Digital course in the Befrienders Highland office (little meeting room) for Cath Findlay from Lead Scotland. The course is due to start: Tuesda...
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Goodbye and Good Luck Keith

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Yesterday we said goodbye and good luck to our lovely Executive Director, Keith Walker!!! As today marks the first day of his retirement from Befrienders Highland, we wish him all the best!  We will miss you and your kindness, Keith! ...
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Befrienders Highland Limited is a Scottish recognised charity (number SCO29386) and is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (number 199867).

It's registered office is c/o Ledingham Chalmers, Kintail House, Beechwood Business Park, Inverness. IV2 3BW