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Mental Health Services

Community services are being developed for Psychiatric, Addiction and Learning Disability services, 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.

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


Glenview Unit

A Psychiatry of Old Age facility was established in 1993 and is now located adjacent to the New Craigs site. The Glenview Unit offers Psychiatry of Old Age assessment, rehabilitation and NHS Continuing Care provision with a primary emphasis on dementia. A Memory Clinic has been developed and piloted at Aonach Mor Community Ward promoting early intervention and assessment.


New Craigs (Learning Disabilities)

Provides in-patient residential style facilities.


Osprey House

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

Addiction services have been restructured and, in addition to locality based provision, there is a purpose-built centre, Osprey House. There are four CPNs for Addictions in Inverness, along with one nurse who acts as the dual diagnosis worker Highland-wide. There is also a nurse who works Highland-wide, but mainly in Inverness, for the Drug Treatment and Testing Order scheme, which is a joint Health/Social Work initiative.


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 Services 

To complement other community services a multi-disciplinary Acute Day Hospital, The Braeside Centre, provides a range of therapies for patients from Inverness. The Unit has been shown to cope with complex cases which would otherwise be admitted to hospital. The Travelling Day Hospital provides a similar service outwith the Inverness area.

In addition, patients from throughout the Highlands can access services such as individual counselling, group therapy and anxiety management in Inverness.


Psychiatry of Old Age beds

These can be found at:

  • County Hospital, Invergordon
  • Migdale Hospital
  • Bonar Bridge St Vincents
  • Kingussie
  • Town & County Hospital, Wick

Mental Health Assessment Team

This team of psychiatric nurses and Staff Grade Psychiatrist assesses unplanned referrals from across Highland. Approximately 50% of these referrals come from Inverness. The team has a remit for assessment, making decisions about the appropriateness of admission, 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 as appropriate regarding further care.