Befrienders Highland Ltd

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 loss and unpaid adult carers .

We work across the all of the Highland Region of Scotland.


Face to Face befriending in Inverness, Nairn, Caithness, Skye & Lochalsh , Alness/Invergordon and Dingwall areas for people with mental ill health. We can offer Face to Face befriending for a small number of people with memory loss, at home, as part of a pilot project.

Distance Befriending by phone, letter or email across the Highland region for people with mental ill health, for people with memory loss or unpaid adult carers.

Group Befriending - we offer a range of group befriending opportunities available to all Friends and Volunteers. We will also be launching a new Peer Befriending opportunity in 2022.

Information for volunteers

In a changing world, where we don't know our neighbours, our skilled, compassionate and dedicated team make sure that everyone has someone to call a friend. We are always keen to recruit people who are good communicators, who are kind and respectful of others, and who want to make a positive difference to the life of someone else.

Being a befriending volunteer will take about an hour of your time once a week, and our great team of coordinators will provide training and support to you when you need it. If you have less time to offer, we are keen to recruit volunteers to help us with our fundraising activities, administration, social media and website management too. We are a Carer Positive Organisation, and hold a Quality in Befriending Excellence Award.


Sarah Southcott
Befrienders Highland Ltd
Befrienders Highland Ltd
1st Floor Academy House
Academy Street

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