Useful numbers to help you through

This festive season, if you are struggling with mental health issues, there is support available for you over the phone. Check out this list collated with help from the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust.

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Befrienders Highland

Working to improve the lives of people who are lonely and isolated and have experience of mental ill health; memory difficulties or dementia and carers.

01955 609968 / 07738 274437.

Caithness & Sutherland Women’s Aid

Safe, confidential and non-judgmental service where women, children and young people can access support.

03454 080151

CROCUS – Bereavement Support

Emotional and practical support around loss / bereavement for children and young people.

01463 714568


Working to help you move towards greater fulfillment and mental or physical health.

01854 613240

VGS – Sutherland Friend Call

Connecting those feeling lonely, isolated or anxious due to Covid-19 with a volunteer for friendly, social contact over the phone.

01408 633001

OpenDoors Life Coaching and Therapy

Counselling, lifecoaching and support. Therapists in Brora.

07849 342389

The Young Karers East Sutherland (TYKES)

Young people who know or think they are caring can contact us direct for help & support or just a chat.

01408 633017

Sutherland Care Forum

Helping unpaid carers in East and Central Sutherland. Befriending service. Working with Highland Hospice.

01408 634171


Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call (free) 116 123

NHS – Mental Wellbeing Resources.

Advice on dealing with low mood, anxiety, phobias, stress and where you can get help.


Last Updated on 12 December, 2020 by Kyle Chronicle

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