Services for Young People


Work directly with young people and families, who have drug & alcohol issues and have been in trouble with the law.  Three teams cover the Highland area.

Tel:  (01463) 256603


ACTION FOR CHILDREN SCOTLAND GAEL OG SERVICES                                                           

Action for Children Scotland's Gael Og services (Gael Og is gaelic for 'Young Highlander'), provides a wide range of support services for children, young people and adults in the Highlands such as -

  • Positive Options
  • Mentoring
  • Fostering
  • Probation
  • Intensive Monitoring Service (ISMS)

Gael Og Advice Service                                                             

This informal advice service gives information and advice about substance-related issues to 12-17 yr olds, their parents/carers and social care professionals in Highland.  Outreach information and advice services are delivered in locations across the North of Scotland.

A brochure of all the services provided by the Gael Og Advice Service is available.  To find out more about any of AfC advisory services, call 01463 717227.

or visit



Please call 020 7407 0215. Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcohoholics. Alateen is part of Al-anon


Information service to young carers whose lives are affected by having to care for someone in the family with a physical or mental illness, disability or drug or alcohol problems.

To contact Highland Young Carers Tel:  01463 723563 or log on to

Text messaging service 07950 328 264 or email



The Barnardos Springboard Service offers throughcare and after care support to young people aged from 15 to 20 years of age who are, or have been looked after by the Highland Council. Their service covers the whole of the Highland Council area.  The main Springboard office base is in Inverness and there are project workers based in Fort William and Wick.

Tel: 01463 718436 Inverness       Tel: 01397 708756  Fort William

Supported Lodgings Service - Supported Lodgings is shared accommodation where the landlord/lady (known as Supported Lodgings Provider) providers a Young Person (Lodger) with practical and emotional support with a view to increasing their confidence and readiness to move into their own home.                

Tel:  01463 718436                                   Text messaging service 07590 328 264.


 THE CALMAN TRUST                                                                                   

Through support, training opportunities for young people (16-25) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to enable them to achieve a sustainable lifestyle and to contribute positively to the life of their community. Covering Easter Ross and Inverness.

Tel: 01463 248630 or visit

Hilton Village, Inverness IV2 4HT

Calman Trust has opened a Cafe ....Artysans in Strothers Lane, Inverness, providing training skills opportunities for young people.....



Provides Counselling, Group Counselling, Support for partners/family members, advice and guidance, telephone counselling, harm reduction programmes for schools, alcohol brief interventions, training provided.

 Contact details - Tel:  01862 894097 Open 8.30am - 3.30 pm Website:



SLCA offer a professional and confidential counselling service for people with substance misuse issues in the Skye and Lochalsh Area.  Tel:  01478 612633

Further details:  Opening hourse - Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00



Tel: (01463) 717594  Specialist Harm Reduction and Needle Exchange; provision of injecting equipment, paraphernalia and literature.

Access Details:  Friday drop in 9:30am - 4:00pm (closed at 1:00pm-1:30pm for lunch)


For further information and advice see below -

Know the Score helpline 0800 587 5879

or visit

help-line on 0131 220 3404

Help-line on 0141 572 6700




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