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".

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.


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




Volunteer Friendly Award




Befrienders Highland Limited Safeguarding Policy can be found here.




Latest Befrienders Highland News

Annual General Meeting

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Befrienders Highland is holding a virtual AGM on Zoom. Thursday 24th September 2020 at 6.00 PM If you plan to attend, please let us know by calling us on 01463 712 791 or emailing us on admin@befriendershighl...
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Updated Safeguarding Policy

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The safeguarding policy for Befrienders Highland Limited has now been updated and approved by the Board.  You can see the new policy here. Please discuss any questions that you have with your coordinator the next time you meet with them. ...
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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