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A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Mikeysline was founded in late 2015 to provide mental health support after a number of suicides in the Highland area.

They run 3 core services:

Their text-based support, which includes SMS, Facebook Messenger, Webchat and Twitter.

The Hive, their mental health and crisis support centre, with 1:1 appointments and drop-in available in Inverness City Centre.

In 2021, they started an additional young person's service to support young people, particularly those of secondary school age.

Rossshire women's aid Domestic abuse affects 1 in 4 women, so you are not alone. It is not your fault – the person who abuses you is responsible.

Ross-shire Women’s Aid provide services in the Ross-shire, Skye and Lochalsh area.

They will listen in confidence and believe you. You can contact them by phone or arrange to meet a worker at a time and place which is safe for you. They will support you whether you are still with your partner or if you are ready to leave. We can help with whatever kind of abuse you are experiencing from your partner. They will support any women whose partner or ex-partner abuses them regardless of whether their partner is male or female.

"Working Towards a Better Community

The Place Youth Club has been around Alness for 32 years. In that time, we have created a massive range of different opportunities for young people. This includes things like residentials, employability workshops and many more. Our Youth Club has been a welcoming, warm, safe environment for the youth of Alness and has grown stronger over the years. We are constantly looking at new, innovative ways to benefit these children, their lives at home and their positive attitude. Working with these individuals allows us to get to know what they want from us and whether it's advice or just someone to talk to, we are always here. Alness has areas of deprivation like no other and we strive to take those kids out of these deprived areas, and serve as a positive impact on their lives. We are proud partners and work closely with organisations such as Youth Scotland, Youth Highland, In Your Element and many more. We love what we do. #AlnessWorkingTogether"

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