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.

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".


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


Befrienders Highland Limited Safeguarding Policy can be found here.


Latest Befrienders Highland News

Volunteer Co-Researchers Wanted

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We recently shared an opportunity for our younger friends to be involved in a research project. This project from Stirling University is looking for over 50s to get involved as Co-Researchers looking at the impact of Covid on our lives. If you are in...
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A Big Thank You from Us

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Befrienders Highland has never been so busy, and our coordinators are making new friendship matches all the time. In the last 12 months we have created 51 new matches which is amazing considering we have all been working from home and doing all o...
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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