Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

SPONSORED: 12 Charities of Christmas – Birchwood Highland

Post Thumbnail

In the run-up to Christmas (between 13th and 24th December) we bring you a different charity that needs your help at this time of year, as part of our dedicated 12 Charities of Christmas campaign…

Birchwood Highland

Birchwood Highland was established in 1987 as a charity working with people experiencing significant mental ill-health to support them in their journey to recovery. Over the years, they have maintained their position at the cutting edge of mental health recovery, leading on excellence and advancing innovation in the sector.

Birchwood Highland aims to increase a person’s capacity to live independently and to feel fully included in the community. The charity’s consistent recovery-focused and person-centred approach guides work towards improving the quality of each person’s life experiences, whatever their background or support needs.

They provide more than 1500 hours of support each week to service users in their own homes within Inverness, Easter Ross, Lochaber and Caithness, and support a further 23 people at our Recovery Centre in Inverness as an alternative to hospital care.

Service users are referred to Birchwood by NHS hospitals, GPs and other front-line mental health services. The levels of care and support they provide is respected by other health service providers and is continually rated as excellent or very good by the Care Inspectorate.

Today, whilst they have retained expertise in supporting people with mental ill- health, they also work with other groups providing personalised support.

The support of local businesses is crucial to the charity’s ability to deliver the services they already offer and to develop new services which will help the people of the Highlands who are experiencing mental ill health.

Highland Copiers are a valued partner Birchwood, who greatly appreciate their support and would like to thank them not only of behalf of themselves but on behalf of all our service users across the Highlands.

This feature is brought to you as part of our 12 Charities of Christmas campaign and has been sponsored by:

Highland Copiers

A spokesperson for Highland Copiers said: “As a true local photocopier supplier to the Highland and Island area, we find it very important to support local charities especially through these difficult times.

“Whilst we support many of the mainstream high profile local charities, we also feel it is important to support Birchwood who sometimes suffer from being bypassed by individual fundraisers who choose to fundraise for the higher profile organisations.

“We feel whilst Birchwood have a low key profile, they certainly do a very valuable job within the local community and we look forward to supporting them for many years to come.”