About Us

Befrienders Highland is a registered charity employing a small core staff of 7 (2 full time staff and 5 part-time). The direction and management of Befrienders Highland are guided by a board of Directors and the Executive Director. We also work with an ever increasing number of volunteers, all of whom give their time, efforts and kindness selflessly and without whom Befrienders Highland would not be the success it is nor would we able to offer the services we do.

Befrienders Highland staff


Keith Walker
Executive Director

Alan Duncan
Mental Health Coordinator (Inverness & Nairn) and Groups Coordinator

Alison Campbell
Mental Health Coordinator (Inverness)

Rebecca Wallace                                                                                                                                                                     Mental Health Coordinator (Inverness)

Catherine Patterson                                                                                                                                                          Mental Health Coordinator (Wick)

Liz Tufnell
Memory Services and Carer Services Coordinator 

Carol Summers
Memory Services and Carer Services Coordinator 



  • Chairman and Director - David Stallard
  • Secretary & Director - Nick Curley
  • Treasurer - Scott Adie
  • Director - Jane Macdonald
  • Director - Shane Spence


Location Map

Befrienders Highland

1st Floor, Academy House, 42 Academy Street IV1 1JT

Driving Directions

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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