From March 2020, in line with Public Health and Scottish and UK Government advice, all face to face befriending and group meetings have temporarily been suspended to safeguard our staff, friends and volunteers from the Coronavirus Covid-19. Until this advice changes, we will continue to offer our befriending services at a distance, by telephone, post or email to keep everyone safe and well supported. Our main office telephone, 01463 712 791 will be monitored remotely, and your call will be answered as soon as possible.

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 with adults, aged 18 and over, across the whole Highland Region of Scotland.

We offer befriending using the Recovery approach: "Refocus".


Face to Face Befriending is provided in the following areas: Inverness, Nairn, Alness, Invergordon, Skye & Lochalsh and Caithness for people with mental ill health.

Distance Befriending by phone, letter or email across the Highlands region for people with mental ill health, memory loss or who are adult carers.

Group Befriending -  to find out more about our activities with regards to Group Befriending please click here.

Download our Mental Health information leaflet

Download our Memory and Carer Services information leaflet


Befrienders Highland Limited Safeguarding Policy can be found here.


Latest Befrienders Highland News

Positive messages to help people in crisis.

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One of our volunteers, Alec has been inspired by a recent article in the news, highlighting how positive messages can help vulnerable people by putting signs in places to try to help change their mindset if they are in a crisis situation.  ...
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Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

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The impact of the measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 has placed increased pressure and uncertainty on everyone so it’s important to know where to find help and support for our mental health and wellbeing when it is needed. There are ...
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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).

Its registered office is its postal address: Befrienders Highland Limited, 1st Floor, Academy House, 42 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1JT