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HIGHLAND CONTACTS

 Highland Hearts

Services:

Highland Hearts is a social group for LBTI (Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex) women based in the Inverness area.

Web:

highlandhearts.net

Highland HIV Patient Forum (HHPF)

Services:

The HHPF is open to anyone living with HIV in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. If you would like to get involved or contribute to the group come long to one of their bimonthly meetings or, if you prefer, drop them an email or send a text with your views and comments. The group meets every second month on the third Wednesday of each month in Inverness, please email the group for more information, dates and venue.

Phone:

07392 905 294

Email:

highlandhivpatientforum@gmail.com

 Highland Pride (Highland LGBT Forum)

Services:

The Highland LGBT Forum is a charity based in Inverness with a committee of local volunteers from across the Highland region.

We aim to promote and organise local events, such as Highland Pride, where everyone is welcome. We also aim to promote fair and equal treatment for LGBT+ people by challenging the stigma and discrimination experienced by them at both community and personal level.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for upcoming news and events!

Email:

info@highlandpride.org

Web:

highlandpride.org

 Highland Sexual Health

Services:

Highland Sexual Health clinics run throughout Highland and provide: a free, confidential, one-stop service for men and women. The nurses and doctors are specially trained in sexual health and contraception and their aim is to deal with everyone in a friendly, non-judgemental and sensitive way.

Address:

3099 Old Perth Rd, Inverness, IV2 5NB

Phone:

01463 888 300

Web:

highlandsexualhealth.co.uk

 HUG (Action for Mental Health)

Services:

Founded in 1996, HUG is a network of people living in the Scottish Highlands who have experience of mental ill health. We have a membership group of over three hundred members with 13 branches throughout the Highlands.

HUG’s main aim is to improve the way in which we, as users of mental health services are treated; by campaigning to improve the rights, services and treatment of people with mental health problems, and to challenge stigma and discrimination.

Web:

spiritadvocacy.org.uk

 Mikeysline

Services:

Text service for people who need someone to talk to due to isolation or crisis.  Be Appy is an app available on Android and iPhone to help take control of your emotional wellbeing.

Address:

The Hive: a drop-in Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre based at 19 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1JN – OPEN  18:00-22:00 weekdays, except Tuesday

Phone:

TEXT: 07779 303 303 (available from Fridays 19:00 until 07:00 Monday)

Web:

mikeysline.co.uk

 PILLAR (LGBT Youth Scotland)

Services:

LGBT+ Group for 13-25 year olds. Meets weekly at The Bike Shed at 33 Grant Street, Merkinch, Inverness on a Tuesday from 6pm-7.30pm.

Address:

The Bike Shed, 33 Grant Street, Merkinch, Inverness, IV3 8BN

Phone:

07786 202 370

Email:

nikki.darling@lgbtyouth.org.uk

Web:

lgbtyouth.org.uk

 Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH)

Services:

Support to victims of sexual abuse, violence and rape in Highland region.

Phone:

03330 066 909

Web:

rasash.org.uk

 Swans of Scotland

Services:

Swans are a self-supporting help group for all Trans folk in the North of Scotland..

Web:

spanglefish.com/SwansofScotland/

 Teen Clinic

Services:

Drop-in Sexual Health Clinic run by NHS Highland providing STI, BBV and Pregnancy Testing, as well as contraception, including emergency contraception.

OPEN: Mon and Thurs 16:30-19:30, Sat 12:00-15:00 (excluding last Saturday of the month)

Address:

Clinic 1, Zone 14, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness

Phone:

01463 888 300

Web:

nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk

NATIONAL CONTACTS

 AMINA

Services:

Specialist support for Muslim and BME women aged 16-25.

Phone:

0808 801 0301 (Mon–Fri 10:00 – 21:00)

Web:

mwrc.org.uk

 Breathing Space

Services:

An NHS Scotland Service for anyone with low mood, anxiety or depression.

Phone:

0800 83 85 87 (Free to call Mon-Thurs 18:00-02:00, Fri-Mon 18:00-06:00)

Web:

breathingspace.scot

 Brook

Services:

Brook is the only national charity to offer both clinical sexual health services and education and wellbeing services for young people.

Web:

brook.org.uk

 CALM

Services:

Specialist support for men who are feeling down or need to talk.

Phone:

0800 58 58 58 (Free to call 17:00-00:00 every day)

Web:

thecalmzone.net

 Equality Network

Services:

The Equality Network is a leading national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland.

Web:

equality-network.org

 Galop

Services:

Specialist support and advice for the LGBT+ community, whatever your sexuality or gender identity.

Phone:

0808 999 5428 (Various times, weekdays)

Web:

galop.org.uk

 Gender Identity Research & Education Centres (GIRES)

Services:

GIRES is a UK wide organisation whose purpose is to improve the lives of trans and gender non-conforming people of all ages, including those who are non-binary and non-gender.

Web:

gires.org.uk

 HIV Scotland

Services:

The mission of HIV Scotland is to forge a positive path to overcome sexual and drug related barriers to healthy lives in Scotland for people living with HIV, PrEP users and people at risk of HIV.

Address:

18 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP

Phone:

0131 558 3713

Email:

info@hiv.scot

Web:

hiv.scot

 I Want PrEP Now

Services:

The I Want PrEP Now website was created to raise awareness of – and access to – PrEP, with all the information you need in one place so you can access PrEP now.

Email:

hello@iwantprepnow.co.uk

Web:

iwantprepnow.co.uk

 LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Services:

LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

Address:

9 Howe Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6TE

Phone:

OFFICE: 0131 523 1100

HELPLINE: 0300 123 2523

Email:

admin@lgbthealth.org.uk

Web:

lgbthealth.org.uk

 LGBT Youth Scotland

Services:

Online chat available on website, check there for current availability.

Phone:

01315 513 940

Web:

lgbtyouth.org.uk

 Men’s Advice Line

Services:

Specialist support and advice for men experiencing sexual violence and abuse.

Phone:

0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri, 09:00 – 17:00)

Web:

mensadviceline.org.uk

 Mermaids

Services:

Family and individual support for teenagers and children dealing with gender issues. Currently there are four groups in Scotland: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Elgin.

NOTE: Registration is required to attend. Use the email below to register.

Phone:

03443 340 550 — Mon-Fri 09:00-21:00

Email:

Transparentsees@gmail.com TO REGISTER

Web:

mermaidsuk.org.uk

 PrEP.Scot

Services:

PrEP.Scot gives information on where to find out more about PrEP in Scotland, who it’s for and where to access it.

Web:

prep.scot

 Rape Crisis Scotland

Services:

Support is available whatever your gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity or religion.

Phone:

0808 801 0302 — Daily 18:00-00:00

Web:

rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

 Samaritans

Services:

Support is available whatever your gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity or religion.

Web:

samaritans.org

 Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

Services:

Support is available whatever your gender, age, sexuality, ethnicity or religion.

Phone:

0800 027 1234 (24hrs)

Web:

sdafmh.org.uk

 Scottish Trans Alliance

Services:

Scottish Trans Alliance is the Equality Network project to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.

Web:

scottishtrans.org

 Scottish Women’s Aid

Services:

Scottish Women’s Aid works to end domestic abuse by:

  • Supporting and advocating for the women in our network who work with women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse.

  • Engaging with government and other national stakeholders to help them understand and respond boldly to the problem of domestic abuse in Scotland.

  • Challenging the pillars of women’s inequality – poverty of rights, autonomy, money, and power.

Address:

2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD

Phone:

0131 226 6606

Email:

info@womensaid.scot

Web:

womensaid.scot

 Stonewall Scotland

Services:

Stonewall Scotland campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.

Web:

stonewallscotland.org.uk

 Terrence Higgins Trust

Services:

Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is a British charity that campaigns on – and provides services relating to – HIV and sexual health.

THT is the largest voluntary sector provider of HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services out of local centres across Great Britain.

Address:

314-320 Gray’s Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8DP

Phone:

0808 802 1221 for an adviser
020 7812 1600 for switchboard

Email:

info@tht.org.uk

Web:

tht.org.uk

 Think Positive

Services:

NSU Scotland offers students a guide to self-management and links to support services for a wide range of mental health issues.

Web:

thinkpositive.scot

 Waverley Care

Services:

Waverley Care provides HIV prevention and support services, young people’s sexual health education services (Wave) and promoting health and wellbeing for gay and bisexual men (SX) across the Highland area.

Address:

Highland Office: 6 Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NN

Phone:

Highland Office: 01463 711 585 CALL: 116 123 TEXT: 07725 90 90 90

Email:

highland@waverleycare.org
info@s-x.scot

Web:

wavehighland.com
waverleycare.org
s-x.scot

 Young Minds Crisis Messenger

Services:

Provides free crisis support to young people, by text, and aims to respond withing 5 minutes.

Phone:

TEXT: YM to 85258  (Free to text from most networks)

Web:

youngminds.org.uk

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