The Mikeysline text service was launched in December 2015. We have been supporting the people of the Highlands in their times of need ever since.
By using a text line, as opposed to a phone line, anonymity is assured. This removes the awkwardness sometimes found in talking with a total stranger. 1 in 4 people will hang up when they use a phone line, the nerves taking over and sometimes, they aren’t quite able to get the words out. With a text line, this removes that ‘urgency’ if you like. A moment can be taken, words can be deleted and time taken to really manage to put it into words how they are feeling.
Recent research has shown that 42 percent of young people would rather write than speak about their problem and 71 percent said they would welcome a texting option. In this current age of multimedia communications, it is a tragedy to think there are so many still feeling alone, isolated and not able to express their feelings.
A common misconception about Mikeysline is that it is only for young people. That is a completely false idea, we are there for all ages!
Our team of staff and volunteers are there for you each and every day. Nobody has all the answers, but what they do have, is an understanding ear. They do have time to support you when you need it most. Most of all, however, they’re THERE FOR YOU.
- Sunday – Thurs – 6-10pm
- Friday – 7pm – 7am
- Saturday – 7pm – 7am