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The Hive Inverness, or The Hive Project as it was originally known, is the Highlands’ first out of hours mental health crisis centre, based at 19 Academy Street, Inverness. Providing a safe place to those who are in need of it, the Hive offers face to face support aimed at reducing social isolation, supporting people to maintain their mental wellbeing, whatever the issue and for those in crisis. We now also have outreach Hives in the Easter Ross area. One in Tain and one in Skiach, by Evanton.
We provide free, impartial, and non-judgemental support for anyone aged 17 and over to attend on their own, or accompanied if 16 years or under. Younger people can also attend our late afternoon sessions via our young person's service. Our staff and volunteer support workers are there to listen, support, guide, advocate where needed, signpost where appropriate and use their knowledge and skills to support you as best they can.
Often just talking through issues with someone you can trust can help gain perspective. Sometimes you will need our staff and volunteers to not only listen but also to support and guide you. What we can promise is we will try and help you with whatever issue you wish to discuss and tailor our support to your individual needs.
We now offer appointments as well as our drop-in session to ensure that we work within Scottish Government guidelines on social distancing. To book an appointment, please either telephone during the day on: 01463 729000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have also developed additional face-to-face support outwith Inverness. We have a base at Am Bothan Community Cafe, by Skiach. We are currently offering appointments there on Saturdays between 1pm - 5pm and looking at ongoing feedback on other suitable times. Please drop-in for a chat with members of our team, or book an appointment via: email@example.com. Or book an appointment directly use this link: https://calendly.com/mikeysline/outreachhive
We have also recently launched our young people's service (11-25 years) at The Hive Tain on Wednesdays between 4 pm and 8 pm. We will be based in the Training Room at Tescos, Tain. Please report to the Customer Services desk. Appointments can be booked via: https://calendly.com/mikeysline/outreachhive.
Appointments must be booked at latest by 2:30 pm the preceding day.
The Hive Inverness Opening Hours:
Appointments: Every day of the week between 18.15 and 19.30
Sunday – Thursday - 19.45 - 21.45
Friday & Saturday: 19.45 – 22.45