HEALTH & WELLBEING

SPECIFIC HEALTH

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Birchwood Highland

Birchwood Highland is a charity focusing on Mental Health Recovery through promoting Independence, Inclusion and Recovery. Services include a Residential Recovery Centre (Inverness) and Housing Support and Care at home (Inverness, Easter Ross, Lochaber and Caithness). Birchwood Highland can also provide support and advice on how to get referred to their services.

http://www.birchwoodhighland.org.uk/


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Alcoholics Anonymous 

Supports people to personal recovery from alcohol issues - a fellowship who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA meetings exist across Highland - 0800 9177 650 

https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/


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Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

Listening ear and signposting service for Muslim Women, to promote the welfare of Muslim women and counter any disadvantage they face. Amina aim to enable Muslim women to fully participate in society without having to compromise basic Islamic values and to ensure they are able to access appropriate services and facilities - 0808 801 0301

https://www.mwrc.org.uk/


 
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Hive/Mikey’s Line 

Confidential, emotional peer support drop-in (Hive, 19 Academy Street) & Textline (07779303303). Open to the public  for anyone aged 17+.  If you are feeling low, depressed or simply need a bit of space drop in Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun 6pm-10pm,  Fri + Sat 6pm-11pm

http://www.mikeysline.co.uk/

 


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NHS Highland

Variety of health & wellbeing information and advice for the Highlands of Scotland - services, news, events, health board areas, careers information. 

http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Pages/welcome.aspx

 

Adult Social Care

Care and support can be provided for people aged 16 or over who are assessed as having a care or support need and who require assistance.

http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Services/ASC/Pages/welcome.aspx

 

Community Mental Health 

Community mental health teams that provide psychiatric, addiction and learning disability services are available across NHS Highland enabling many people to receive support and care in their home locality and in non-institutional settings. If you have concerns about your mental health or depression, you can speak to your GP. All referrals to the community mental health team come through GP's.

http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/Services/Pages/MentalHealth.aspx


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RASASH 

Emotional and practical support, information and advocacy for survivors, their non-abusing partners, family and friends. RASASH work towards the prevention and ultimately the elimination of sexual violence, supporting social change by raising awareness and understanding of rape and sexual violence, challenging myths and campaigning

http://www.rasash.org.uk/


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Women's Aid Highland

Support for women & children experiencing domestic abuse. The helpline is answered by fully trained female support workers and volunteers, who will answer your call in confidence - 01463 220719 

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/


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Samaritans Highland

Confidential emotional support - if you are struggling to cope or are worried about someone else Samaritan's will listen - 01463 713456 (local call charges apply), 01463 116123 (free)

https://www.samaritans.org/your-community/samaritans-ireland-scotland-and-wales/samaritans-scotland

 


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CALA Care & Learning Alliance

A one-door approach to a broad range of Childhood Practice and Family Support services. We are the largest childcare and family membership organisation offering universal services in the Highland and Moray areas. We also have members in other parts of Scotland.

https://www.careandlearningalliance.co.uk/

 


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Children & Families Social Work

Child protection, Children with disabilities, Fostering & adoption, Health visitors, Autism support centre, Youth action service.

https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/1347/social_care_and_health

 


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Crocus Group 

The Crocus Group help and support a bereaved child. The service is non-denominational and the volunteering team includes professionals from a variety of backgrounds, all with a passion for supporting bereaved young people.

https://crocusgroup.org.uk/

 


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Blood Donation 

The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) is the specialist provider of safe high quality blood, tissues and cells products and services in Scotland.Our key priority is to ensure that NHSScotland has enough blood to meet the transfusion needs of patients in Scotland.

https://www.scotblood.co.uk/

 


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Bloody Foreigners Campaign

Bloody Foreigners isn't yet another tabloid article – it's a UK-wide movement aimed at raising awareness of blood donation, increasing number of donors and reducing barriers such as lack of knowledge or inability to access information. It's led by a number of organisations supporting migrants & ethnic minority groups in the UK and works not only as a way of encouraging more blood donation but also... as an opportunity to improve integration of those groups.

https://www.facebook.com/bloodyforeignersuk/

 


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Highland Hospice

Highland Hospice support people, their families and carers, living with an advancing, life shortening illness in the Highlands to live the best possible life and to prepare for and experience the best possible death.

https://highlandhospice.org/who-we-are/about-us

 


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Maggies Highlands Centre Inverness

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop-in at any time - you’re always welcome.

https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-highlands/

 


 
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Serenity 

Drop in is for females with Borderline personality disorder. Monday 10.30 am to 1.30 pm at the Hive, 19 Academy Street, Inverness

https://www.facebook.com/pg/SerenityDropIn/about/?ref=page_internal

 


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Support in Mind

Support in Mind Scotland seek to support and empower all those affected by mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters. Call  0131 662 4359 

https://www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk/

 


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Scottish Refugee Council 

Scotland's national refugee charity. Celebrating diversity & raising awareness about issues faced by refugees. Help, advice, support. Advice line 0141 223 7979

http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

 


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Citizens Advice Direct

Scotland's largest independent advice network. Advice on benefits, work, immigration,  debt, housing, family affairs, law, health - working for a fairer Scotland where peoples rights are respected and they are empowered. Advice : 0808 800 9060

https://www.cas.org.uk/

 


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CrossReach

CrossReach Counselling Inverness offers a generic, confidential and professional counselling service to adults, children and young people. There is not a set fee for the counselling service but CrossReach ask people to contribute what they can afford to help us with the running costs of the service.

http://crossreach.org.uk/crossreach-counselling-inverness


RECREATIONAL

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Abriachan Forest Trust

Provides community space, helps to improve the environment and encourages it’s enjoyment through a network of paths, trails and Forest School. 

http://www.abriachan.org.uk/


 
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British Cycling Routes

British Cycling organise everything from huge traffic-free bike rides through major towns and cities, to small local rides which are great for families and beginners. British Cycling train volunteers to lead and inspire rides all over the country and help people find great cycling routes and people to explore them with.

https://www.letsride.co.uk/

 

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Forestry Commission 

Take a quiet woodland walk, enjoy a glittering lochside picnic or challenge yourself on a new mountain biking trail. There’s something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a holiday or want to explore your local woods, you’ll find peace, adventure and inspiration measure in Scotland's forests.

http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit


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Canal Walks 

The area around the Caledonian Canal is superb walking country. With breathtaking scenery and so much wildlife, there is always something to enjoy.

https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/activities/walking-running/caledonian-canal/


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Highlife Highland Sport & Outdoor Activities

Get involved in sport with High Life Highland. The sports team will help you and your family get active and get excited about sport. High Life Highland want you to have a wide range of activities to choose from no matter where you are in the Highlands.

https://www.highlifehighland.com/sport/ 

https://www.highlifehighland.com/outdoor-activities


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Libraries (Highlife Highland)

Highlife Highland data base contains all libraries and mobile library services across Highland. 

https://www.highlifehighland.com/libraries/

 


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Scottish Natural Heritage 

Outdoor adventures in Scotland come in all shapes and sizes. Discover ways to get closer to nature both near and far from home.

https://www.nature.scot/enjoying-outdoors


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Trees for Life 

Scotland's leading conservation volunteering charity, working to rewild the Highlands. Trees for life provide habitats for wildlife by planting forests for the future

https://treesforlife.org.uk/


 
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Velocity Café & Bike Workshop

Velocity is a social enterprise working to promote healthy, happy lifestyles through cycling.

http://velocitylove.co.uk/


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Jog Scotland

Jog Scotland organises  fun, friendly jogging groups. Perfect for people who want to get active for the first time, or more experienced runners who want to exercise in a sociable, supportive environment. Nobody is “too slow” to join jogscotland, and nobody gets left behind! Walking sessions for those who want to get ready to jog, groups for mums with buggies, workplace groups, and junior jog programmes.

Membership is FREE! Take a look at our Group Finder to find your nearest group, join online, and you’re off!

https://jogscotland.org.uk