Highland Services – Lochaber, Inverness, Ross-shire and Sutherland

Lochaber service

The service is based in the Glengarry Centre, Fort William and offers a welcoming environment for people experiencing mental ill health to access support from our trained and experienced staff.  There are opportunities to participate in a variety of activities aimed at building self-esteem and confidence and promote recovery.

As well as opportunities within the Glengarry Centre, we support people to become more involved in what’s going on in the community and we also take occasional day trips in and around Fort William and but we have also ventured as far as Oban and Iona.

There is also a small reasonably priced café which also provides volunteering opportunities for those interested in helping to prepare and serve the food.
The centre welcomes people referred by health professionals and those who wish to refer themselves.

Our contact details:
Glengarry Centre
125 High Street
Fort William
PH33 6DG
(accessed on Middle Street between the Station Bar and Offbeat Bikes)
Tel: 01397 700574

Email: glengarry@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 12:00 – 4:30pm

Ross-Shire Service, Alness

Our Ross-shire Service is based at Companas Cottage, Alness. The Cottage is a resource centre offering support to people affected by mental ill health.

We offer 1-1 support, group activities, outings, information sessions and peer support. We also provide voluntary work opportunities within the Cottage.

Our Outreach Service is also based at Companas Cottage but reaches out to people across Easter Ross.  This service offers intensive 1-1 support, using community venues or meeting people in their own homes.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Contact details:
83 High Street
IV17 0SH

Tel: 01349 884566

Email: companas@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Sutherland Service – Golspie

Our Sutherland Service, The Gatehouse is situated in the grounds of the Lawson Memorial Hospital in Golspie and is a resource centre offering support to people affected by mental ill health.

We provide social and personal support to people and offer the opportunity for people to get involved in a wide range of activities both within and out with The Gatehouse, all with the aim of promoting mental health recovery.

There is a lounge where service users can relax and meet people.
We also have an arts and crafts room, games room with table games, darts and Wii, as well as the use of a computer with internet connection.
Group outdoor pursuits include gardening, walking and visits to the leisure centre (gym and swimming).
There is also the facility for one-to-one chats/discussions between service user and staff, if required.

I wanted to start a B&B but was scared to answer the telephone or speak to people at the door; one step at a time, still pushing myself to go to the Gatehouse and I found courage to do it. Then I started my business.


We also offer an Outreach Service in Sutherland for people who may need social, emotional or practical support on a 1-1 basis or by taking part in group support sessions.

Opening Hours:
Drop In - Monday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Contact Details:
The Gatehouse
Lawson Memorial Hospital
KW10 6SS
Tel: 01408 633206
Mob: 07731 849 437
Email: gatehouse@supportinmindscotland.org.uk

Solas Self-Management Service (Fort William and Inverness)

Solas is a self-management and recovery project funded by The Big Lottery Fund. The service currently covers the Inverness, Easter Ross and East Sutherland areas and is a specialist service for adults who are have experience of mental ill health and are subject to a Compulsory Treatment Order or Compulsory Measures.

Solas can provide flexible 1-1 community based support to help you develop ways to manage your illness, direct your own recovery, have more control over your life. We do this through

  • Flexible 1-1 support in the community
    • Personal Support Planning
    • Signposting and referral to other agencies
    • Peer support

Contact details:

Tel: 01463 259254