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 for carers for people with dementia.

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 or those with dementia or memory difficulties (Inverness area).

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

Telephone befriending for people with dementia or memory difficulties across Highland.

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

New Coordinator Job Opportunity open for applications

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Job opportunity now open for applications As part of our continued development following our funding award from the Big Lottery,  we are delighted to open applicaitons for the position of Befriending Coordinator.  We have a full time pos...
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Fundraising for Befrienders - Cambodia Trek 2017

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One of our fantastic supporters Clare Hunter, who completed a trek through the Grand Canyon in 2015 raising over £2,500 for Befrienders Highland is now off again on another adventure. On 14th to 21st October Clare will be hiking through Cambodi...
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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