Services in Highland

This page details a list of local support services in Highland that you can contact for further support for your family. These services range from family support to specific support needs.

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Services in Highland

Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid – Children & Young People Service

Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid have a well-established Children and Young People’s Service, which provides emotional and practical support to children and young people who have (or whose family has) experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. Each child or young person referred to the service is allocated a support worker. Support is led by the child or young person and is individually tailored to suit their life and their experience(s).

Children & Young People Service
Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid
VGES Building
Main Street
Golspie KW10 6TG

T: 0345 408 0151 (helpline)

Care & Learning Alliance (CALA)

CALA offers a one-door approach to a broad range of childcare and family support services, providing universal services in the Highland and Moray areas. Their Family Support team delivers a programme of visits to local parent baby and toddler groups, as well as a flexible home visiting service to meet group, family and individual needs. And their Direct Services team supports groups and childminders across Highland & Moray, providing a range of childcare, out of school and daycare services.

Care & Learning Alliance
40 Longman Drive

T: 01463 222569

Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Service NHSH

Osprey House offers a range of services including advice, information, treatment, support and contact with other agencies. The service is completely confidential, delivered by experienced staff and geared towards anyone who is experiencing problems in their life associated with alcohol and drugs or related issues, including family and friends. The service is provided in an informal friendly setting.

Osprey House
Raigmore Avenue
Inverness IV2 3DZ

T: 01463 716 888
Facebook: Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service NHSH

Family Mediation Highland (Relationships Scotland)

Relationships Scotland supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties. Their office in Inverness offers a range of services, including family mediation, counselling and parent support, to families throughout Highland.

Relationships Scotland – Family Third Floor
46 Church Street

T: 01463 712 100

Gael Og (Action for Children)

Action for Children’s Gael Og services provide a wide range of support services for children, young people and adults in the Highlands. These include: advisory services; services that encourage young people to take part in healthy activities; one-to-one support for young people experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol; intensive support and guidance for extremely vulnerable young people. Gael Og works across Highland with the aim of ensuring the best outcomes for children and families in the North of Scotland.

Gael Og
Action for Children
1st floor, Highland Rail House
Station Square
Academy Street
Inverness IV1 1LE

T: 01463 717 227


Home-Start centres provide a range of support to families with at least one child under five years old. Each centre has trained volunteers who support families who may be struggling with isolation, physical health, bereavement or a range of other issues.

Home-Start Caithness
Office 4, Stevenson House
10 Harbour Terrace
Wick KW1 5HB

T: 07545 434815

Home-Start East Highland

Lochaber Women's Aid - Children & Young People Service

Lochaber Women’s Aid supports women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Their children and young people workers are available to discuss issues that are happening in the home, at school, with family or with friends.

Children & Young People Service
Lochaber Women’s Aid
Mary Street
Fort William
PH33 6BF

T: 01397 705 734

The Spark Counselling Inverness

The Spark is a leading provider of couples counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling and family counselling in Scotland. In Inverness they offer a range of face-to-face, online and telephone appointments for couples counselling, marriage counselling and individual counselling.

T: 0808 802 2088

Thriving Families

Thriving Families provides an independent information, advice and support service for families with children (up to age 25) with additional support needs, and the professionals working with them. An additional support need is anything which means a child needs more, or different, support to another child the same age to make the most of their lives.

Thriving Families
The Pines
Drummond Road

T: 07514 120288


Wave is a sexual health and relationships education service for all young people aged 24 and under living in the Highlands. As well as delivering education programmes to groups in schools and the community, their website provides Highland-specific information and help to find relevant local services.

34 Waterloo Place
Inverness IV1 1NB

T: 01463 711 585