Our befriending services help to reduce loneliness and isolation, by matching people with a trained volunteer. Befriending is confidential, and helps to build confidence and self esteem over time. Regular social contact helps people create a greater sense of belonging in their local communities.

Befrienders Highland can offer befriending for people experiencing mental ill health, or memory loss, and also support unpaid adult carers. Each of these life experiences can lead to social isolation and loneliness.

As a charity, we offer services free of charge, but always welcome donations.

Unfortunately, most of our services have reached full capacity, which means we are unable to accept any applications or referrals for anywhere other than Caithness or Sutherland. For all other areas, please check back here again in September. 

Befrienders Highland Limited is a Scottish recognised charity (SCO29386) and is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (199867).

Its registered office is its postal address: Befrienders Highland Limited, 1st Floor, Academy House, 42 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1JT