Lochaber Hope Coronavirus Update July 2020
Lochaber Hope is still providing a service to our community; however it will look slightly different for a while. Our staff and volunteers are working remotely so the office is not manned.
Counselling and mentoring will be delivered remotely (via Skype or Zoom) and we can take on new clients. We have also set up a variety of groups on Zoom manned by volunteers, offering a chance for the community to support each other during this challenging time. If you would like to join in with these groups, please visit our Facebook page or see this link for more details on the times and days they are held.
We have also set up a Webchat service which can be accessed Mondays to Fridays 10-11am and 5-9pm.
We can still be contacted on 01397 704836 or via private message on Facebook.
To put your minds at ease and to ensure you we are taking care and doing what we can to avoid imposing risk of spreading the virus, we have imposed our contingency plan. Please see our Facebook or contact us on 01397 704836 for updates.
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Lochaber Hope offers hope - we provide a service that supports people in Lochaber to cope with a wide range of sensitive and personal issues.
Born out of the needs of local people, Lochaber Hope was formed in November 2005 recognising that there was no local service that was open to the whole community, regardless of any criteria or need.
Hope is a person centred organisation, we believe that everyone has the ability within themselves to reach their own potential; staff and volunteers work and learn closely together to make this an attractive choice; a safe, inspiring, positive environment to allow people to safely explore strengths and barriers.
We provide 4 main services:
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How can we help? If we can't assist directly, we'll help you find the answers by pointing you in the right direction.
Call 01397 704836 or complete the form below. All enquiries will be treated discreetly and professionally and in the strictest of confidence .
Most people are aware of the term 'counselling', although many are unsure what it actually offers. Counselling is confidential and non judgemental, and involves talking to someone who is trained to listen to you and allows you time to deal with specific issues in your life.
Professional, experienced Counsellors are available to work with all ages and issues, daily including weekends and evenings. We also offer counselling for Couples, Children and Young People.
Lochaber Hope offers Mentor support to individuals, agencies and employers.
Maybe counselling seems too in-depth, but you could use someone to support you while you're struggling. Maybe you need help with finances, loneliness or looking for a job?
Our mentors are understanding, caring, patient and discreet; many have been through tough times themselves so understand what it's like to need a helping hand and friendly ear.
We support unemployed people to enter or re-enter the job market.
We provide employability skills and personal development training, placement and job trial opportunities for customers and support for employers to help manage costly recruitment needs.
"Listen. People start to heal the moment they feel heard"