Saturday, July 20, 2024

Support Groups

Local &a National Helplines & Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tuesday’s & Saturday’s at 8pm in St Martin’s Church, Mill Street, Ullapool, If your drinking is costing you more than money, you may have a problem we may be able to help and support you and your loved ones. Come along and meet us.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
Mandie Smith 01463 790518
Susie Iredale 01463 226273

Highlands & Islands Autism Society

Contact: Sheena Crumlish

Tel: (07773) 596005

Careers Scotland

This service will assist with job vacancies, learning and training opportunities, information about the labour market, advice and guidance on career plans and developing skills to increase job prospects links to other agencies. The careers service also has the authority to refer people with special needs between the ages of 15 and 19 to the Keyworker Service. This service, covering the Highlands and Islands, provides intensive, holistic support to ease the transition from school to sustainable further education, training and employment.

2B Fodderty Way
Business Park
IV15 9XB
Tel: 01349 864914

Childline Scotland Bullying

ChildLine is the UK’s free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger. If you want to talk to someone, call ChildLine free on 0800 1111. The lines can be busy so please keep trying. Or visit the Website

Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice Bureau Service offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice. The CAB helps solve problems which are central to people’s lives, including debt and consumer issues, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment, and immigration. Advisers can help fill out forms, write letters, negotiate with creditors and represent clients at court or tribunal.
Call 01349 883333 or Visit the Website

Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Highland & Islands Branch
Josie Aitken
Tel 01463 790367

Dyslexia Scotland – Highland Branch
(Office manned part-time at present)
Unit 5, 15 Lotland Street, Inverness IV1 1ST
Tel 01463 717315

The National Society for Epilepsy

Helpline 01494 601400


Highland Advice & Information Network
Welfare Rights Information

Highland Developmental Co-ordination Disorders Group (HDCD),

Arlene Maxtone, Unit 6, 15 Lotland Street, Inverness IV1 1ST,
Tel: 01463 709 907 (10.30am-1pm),
Provide support and information for parents. Hold regular evening meetings at Birnie Child Development Centre, organise talks and social events, produce a newsletter and run a swimming group for children with DCD.
Area(s) covered: Highland (but also have members from other parts of Scotland)

Health Information & Resources Service

Library offering a wide range of health related materials for loan, free of charge to those working or living within the Highlands.
Tel 01463 704647

Highland Deaf Education Service

Dingwall Primary School
Tulloch Castle Drive
IV15 9ND

Highland Education Vision Support Service

38 Ardconnel Street



01463 226062

Positive Parenting

Provides support and training for parents

Scottish Development Manager, 19 Bellfield Road, North Kessock Inverness IV1 3XU

01463 731 508

Ross-shire Carers Support Group

Fiona Poulson Mackenzie 01349 854812

Scottish HART (Heart At Risk Testing)

Wilma Gunn, PO Box 14103, Selkirk TD7 LYA,
Tel: 01750 721 297,
Information and support for families affected by Cardiomyopathy and Heart Disorders. Newsletter, awareness raising and fundraising.

Scottish Law

Huge Resource including Dial-a-Law, which is the Law Society of Scotland’s information and referral service. With a library of over 40 different legal topics from family law to employment law, from making a will to choosing a solicitor, it gives you clear down-to-earth information about a wide variety of situations we come across in everyday life.

Scottish Association for Mental Health


If you need someone to listen & support you with impartial advice who wont tell anyone. No matter what your age you may find talking helps.
Tel: 0345 909090 (charged at local rate)
or pop in for a friendly chat or write a letter to:
The Samaritans, 66 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness

NHS A-Z Help-Direct

NHS A-Z Help-Direct is an easy to use Internet database, covering support groups and organisations all over the country, as well as help in accessing health and social care services

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