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Mental Health Services

Community mental health teams that provide psychiatric, addiction and learning disability services are available across NHS Highland enabling many people to receive support and care in their home locality and in non-institutional settings. If you have concerns about your mental health or depression, you can speak to your GP. All referrals to the community mental health team come through GP's.

New Craigs (Adult Mental Health) In-patients facilities on the outskirts of Inverness.

New Craigs (Learning Disabilities)Provides in-patient, assessment and treatment facilities.

Osprey House

A purpose built centre which is a base for substance misuse services and is located on the Raigmore Hospital site.

There are Community Psychiatric Nurses for Addictions across Highland. Referrals to this service can come from your GP and self-referral.

The Orchard, Inverness

A residential and respite unit and provides trained nurses. Services for children and adolescents with Learning Disabilities are provided in a community setting managed by the Social Services Department of Highland Council with NHS input.

...a multi-disciplinary Acute Day Hospital, The Braeside Centre, provides a range of therapies for patients from Inverness.

Day Hospital Service 

To complement other community services a multi-disciplinary Acute Day Hospital, The Braeside Centre, provides a range of therapies for patients from Inverness.


Psychiatry of old age beds

These can be found at: 

  • Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge 
  • St Vincent's, Kingussie
  • New Craigs, Inverness

Mental Health Assessment Team

This team of psychiatric nurses and Staff Grade Psychiatrist assesses unplanned referrals from across Highland. The team has a remit for assessment and if admission is required, the team can provide up to 72 hours of intensive inpatient assessment, liaising with the sector teams and community teams regarding further care. 

 NHS Highland Integrated Care Pathway (or ICP) for personality disorder.

The ICP tells providers and people using the services, and their carers what should be expected at any point in their care. ICPs allow services to compare planned care with what was actually delivered.

It also aims to provide a single point where information, referral forms and other useful resources can be easily found. In addition, it allows for NHS Highland’s philosophy of care in relation to personality disorder to be made explicit.

This ICP has been divided into sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of the care and treatment of personality disorder.