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Change Mental Health works across the Highlands to ensure we are reaching people affected by mental illness and those in the remotest areas of the region

We support people with their mental health to integrate into their community, social prescribe through our Community Link Worker project, and raise awareness of rural mental health with our Rural Community Engagement Project.

Our resource centres in Alness, Golspie and Fort William provide a safe and non-judgemental space where people can socialise to improve their confidence and wellbeing while taking part in activities. Different types of structured and flexible group sessions take place in our resource centres, which can help you integrate in the community again – whether that’s community engagement or personal development – or offer practical tools that can be implemented in your recovery journey.

The Highlands is home to our Suicide Bereavement Support service, a pilot project funded by the Scottish Government also delivered in Argyll and Bute. It is also the first place we delivered the award-winning Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) project in 2017, which has expanded into Dumfries and Galloway and Argyll and Bute, and is designed to reduce the pressures on frontline staff by providing a brief intervention for people experiencing mental distress.


Want to find out more about the support Change Mental Health delivers in the Highlands?

Our stories and resources will tell you more about the lived experience of the people we support and work with, our commitment to a person-centred approach, and how you can learn more about mental health conditions and your rights.

Our Suicide Bereavement Support service helps anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. If you or someone know would benefit from support, the team can be contacted on 0800 471 4768 or email the team. The service is free and confidential and includes both emotional and practical support to help navigate the hugely complex feelings that follow a suicide.

If you need further information about the support we deliver in the Highlands, along with our Rural Community Engagement Project and Distress Brief Intervention programme, contact us below.

Telephone: 01463 710 963

34 Tomnahurich Street

“I am now able to identify when I am feeling stressed and to put things into perspective by using old skills that I had forgotten I still had. I can celebrate and build on the positives. Most importantly, it’s about getting my message across clearly and simply to all, including friends and family so that they understand what I would like or need.”
– a service user from Carers’ Support in the Highlands.
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