Laugh Your Art Out
May
15
2:00 PM14:00

Laugh Your Art Out

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Experience the art of laughter for FREE at this masterclass in Laughter Yoga, led by Linda Birnie, Birchwood Highland's own certified laughter yoga leader and NLP master practitioner. 

Laughter Yoga uses laughter and breathing exercises to encourage positive social connections within a group and support wellbeing. Hearty group laughter would be expected to promote the following benefits for our mind and body: 

- Help to reduce stress
- Release 'feel-good' hormones
- Supported immune system 
- An excellent cardio and mid-body workout
- Promotes circulation to the digestive and lymphatic systems
- Helps release emotions
- Helps keep a positive mental attitude and helps build resilience

Laughter Yoga is not substitute for medical consultation and may not be suitable for everyone. It involves some physical strain and a rise in intraabdominal pressure. If in doubt, please seek medical advice from your GP. 


This event is part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

For more information on this event, please contact us on info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk or call 01463 236507. To secure your place, please complete the form below -

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Walk a Mile for Mental Health
May
25
11:00 AM11:00

Walk a Mile for Mental Health

Join us on Saturday 25th May when we’ll be taking to the streets of Inverness once again - walking a mile through the city centre to promote mental wellbeing and challenge mental health stigma.

Led by Northern Constabulary Community Pipe Band, this event is family friendly and open to participants of all ages!

EVENT DETAILS:

// Saturday 25th May

// Registration from 10:00am at Fishermen's Car Park, Bught Road, Inverness

// Walk commences 11:00am

This event is FREE to attend but registration is required:

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Royal Ascot at the Kingsmills Hotel
Jun
20
11:30 AM11:30

Royal Ascot at the Kingsmills Hotel

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Now in its third year as a joint venture, Birchwood Highland and Marie Curie would like to invite you to Royal Ascot at the Kingsmills Hotel, a wonderful day of racing and fundraising!

With support from the fantastic team at the Kingsmills Hotel, we’ll be staging the nation’s favourite race day; bringing Ladies’ Day and The Gold Cup to the wonderful setting of the hotel’s luxury suites and gardens.

The event, on Thursday 20th June, includes a glass of bubbly on arrival followed by a delicious three-course meal with wine, as well as upbeat live music from Dark Horse. Afternoon tea will be served between races and there will be some great bars to enjoy too.

Don’t forget that we’ll be showing all the race action live via big screens, indoors and outdoors, so why not join us for a flutter?

Any money raised on ticket sales, plus our fantastic auction, silent auction and table prizes, will be split between Birchwood Highland and Marie Curie.

Please visit the Birchwood Highland website to book your place - tickets just £65pp in our early bird discount until 1st March! Tickets will be priced at £75pp from 1st March.

Dress code: Dress for the occasion!

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Time to Talk Day
Feb
7
9:00 AM09:00

Time to Talk Day

At Birchwood Highland, we know that it benefits all of us to talk about mental health.

Time to Talk Day is run by Time to Change to help spread the word that there are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health. And you don’t have to be an expert to talk.

Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination and is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

Run your own event, campaign online, at work or at school!

You can get all of these materials here.

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Open Evening
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Open Evening

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D I R E C T O R S

We're looking for people to join the Board of Directors of both Birchwood Highland 🌿 and our recently established social enterprise Birchwood Highland Enterprises. 🌱

The role of a Director (or charity trustee) brings with it key legal and ethical responsibilities; ensuring good governance and abiding by and complying with charity law and regulations.

Whilst the role comes with responsibilities, it is also extremely rewarding, giving you the opportunity to gain strategic experience and all whilst supporting the Highlands' leading mental health charity.

If you think you have the skills and expertise to make a difference, please come along to our open evening to meet some current Directors and to find out more.

Refreshments provided.

For more info, please contact info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk or call 01463 236 507.

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New Year, New Look!
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

New Year, New Look!

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Breathe new life in to your wardrobe at this fabulous styling event and see Birchwood Highland ambassador, Amanda Latham, styling fellow ambassador and broadcaster, Nicola McAlley! 

Learn how to feel good in the clothes you currently own, as Amanda Latham of Define Style Consultancy shows how you can go on a shopping spree in your own wardrobe. Update current looks with accessories or with bargain charity shop finds.

Join us for a fantastic afternoon of styling and enjoy a browse around our new shop too!

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Christmas Shop Launch
Nov
21
5:30 PM17:30

Christmas Shop Launch

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Join us on the evening of Wednesday 21st November for a mince pie and a glass of fizz to celebrate the launch of our Christmas stock!

Featuring:

- Christmas cards & gift ideas
- Stocking fillers (4 for £1)
- Christmas themed homeware & decorations
- Brand new toys & games
- Christmas party outfits & accessories
- Christmas jumpers

And so much more!

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Halloween Quiz Night & Disco
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Halloween Quiz Night & Disco

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Come along to our spectacular spooky quiz night to see if you can be crowned quiz master! Featuring a fantastic array of prizes in a raffle, as well as a top prize for the winner of the 'best dressed' competition! 

Tickets are priced at £5pp and quiz teams should include up to 5 people.  An optional £2pp fee to enter the 'best dressed' competition can be paid on the night.

Many thanks to Alert Health for their generous support.

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Recruitment and Volunteer Drop-in
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Recruitment and Volunteer Drop-in

Come along to our recruitment & volunteer drop-in event and find out more about our current vacancies as well as the benefits of working with Birchwood Highland. 

Including support with the application process, as well as answering any questions relating to working and volunteering with us.

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World Mental Health Day
Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

World Mental Health Day

Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and we’d love your support to mark the event, helping to raise awareness of mental wellbeing and challenging the stigma around mental ill health.  The purpose of this campaign is to highlight that we all have mental health in the same way that we all have physical health, and that we all have different ways in which we can look after our mental wellbeing.

Step 1:
- Pledge your support for World Mental Health Day and mark Wednesday 10th October in your diary.  Perhaps you might even like to consider hosting a fundraising event on our behalf?  A bake sale or coffee morning would be a great conversation starter!

Step 2:
- Print off and fill out the below #WorldMentalHealthDay poster, detailing what is good for your mental health – it could be anything from music to exercise, reading to socialising – whatever it is that helps you feel good and helps maintain your mental wellbeing.

Step 3:

If you don’t use social media, you can send your photo directly to us at info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk and we’ll share it on your behalf.

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Royal Ascot at the Kingsmills Hotel
Jun
21
11:30 AM11:30

Royal Ascot at the Kingsmills Hotel

Fancy a day out at the races?

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Birchwood Highland and Marie Curie would like to invite you to Royal Ascot at the Kingsmills Hotel, a glamorous day of racing and fundraising.

With support from the fantastic team at the Kingsmills Hotel, we’ll be staging the nation’s favourite race day; bringing Ladies’ Day and The Gold Cup to the wonderful setting of the hotel’s luxury suites and gardens.

The event, on Thursday 21st June, includes a glass of bubbly on arrival followed by a delicious three-course meal with wine, as well as upbeat live music from Dark Horse.  Afternoon tea will be served between races and there will be some great bars to revel in. 

Don’t forget that we’ll be showing all the race action live via big screens, indoors and outdoors, so why not join us for a flutter?

Dress code: Dress for the occasion!

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Race Night
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Race Night

Millburn Academy will be hosting a Charity Race Night on Friday 15th June to raise funds for Birchwood Highland.

Tickets are available from Head Office - 01463 236507 or info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk

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Walk a Mile
May
26
11:00 AM11:00

Walk a Mile

🚶‍ WALK A MILE 🚶‍

We’ll be taking to the streets of Inverness once again this year to show our support for #WalkAMile as part of the See Me Scotland campaign to end mental health stigma.

The 1 mile long walk will take place on Saturday 26th May and will be led by the NorCon PipeBand.


Meet up point will be at the Fishermen's Car Park, opposite Bught Park at 11am.

To register, please complete the below form or get in touch with us - info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk

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Black Isle Bike Ride
May
19
11:30 AM11:30

Black Isle Bike Ride

Fundraise for Birchwood Highland and EMMS Malawi with this Black Isle bike ride challenge!

  • Assemble: 11.30am
  • Starts: 12.00 noon

Route details - 

Start - Leave North Kessock on Shore Road along Beauly Firth to Redcastle, then turn left towards Muir of Ord, past Killearnan Church, till you reach the fork on the A832, then turn sharp right towards Tore and left at the children’s nursery.


Continue on this road until you reach the A835, cross it and turn right on the cycle path towards the Tore roundabout. Follow the sign for Wick for about 100 yards and turn right onto the road sign-posted Killen. Before end of outward leg enjoy “banana stop” on the way.
Return – Turn right off the Killen road through the “private road” barrier and enjoy a half mile “off road” section on through Balnakyle and downhill towards Munlochy village. Cross carefully at main Tore Road junction and cycle down through the village. Turning right almost opposite the Church on road sign-posted Black Isle Brewery. Proceed along this road, and then turn left at T junction, cross Munlochy to A9 road and turn left downhill towards the A9 underpass, North Kessock and – FINISH!

Sponsorship and full details can be found here

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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF)
May
7
to May 27

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF)

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This years Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival will be exploring the theme of 'Beginnings'.

We are working with Creativity in Care to provide workshops for residents and service users  which their artwork will be on display at Eden Court from 7th May.

The full brochure of events which will be taking place can be found here

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Dinner with the Stars 2018 - Guest Chef Hardeep Singh Kohli
Apr
20
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner with the Stars 2018 - Guest Chef Hardeep Singh Kohli

Birchwood Highland's annual Dinner with the Stars fundraising event will take place once again in 2018; with comedian, broadcaster and celebrity chef Hardeep Singh Kohli set to visit the Highland capital to cook and entertain food enthusiasts and supporters of the charity alike.

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Now in its third year - and with an established foodie following - Dinner with the Stars 2018 will take place in the rustic surrounding of Bogbain Farm, Inverness, and will feature a number of local guest chefs as well as a main course prepared by comedian and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli himself.  Local chefs involved include John Lockhart of Fired Up Events – in-house caterers at Bogbain Farm and the newly-opened MacGregor’s Bar – as well as John Brawley and the team at Cafe Artysans.  Diners will also be treated to a selection of gelato from the award-winning Miele’s Gelataria in Inverness.

Hosted by Birchwood Highland Ambassador and STV News’ Nicola McAlley, Dinner with the Stars will feature a number of fundraising elements, including a raffle, gala auction and silent auction.

Tickets £60pp and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Individual bookings and tables of 10 are welcomed.

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Spice Masterclass with Hardeep Singh Kohli
Apr
19
12:30 PM12:30

Spice Masterclass with Hardeep Singh Kohli

Stir your senses at this spice masterclass at the Royal Highland Hotel. 

In conversation with spice maestro Hardeep Singh Kohli, you can touch, taste and smell your way through the principles of cooking with Indian herbs and spices, and delve into new depths of flavour.

Soup and sandwich lunch plus tea/coffee will be provided. 

Tickets £25pp and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

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Career & Volunteer Drop-in
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Career & Volunteer Drop-in

Due to growing demand for our services in the Easter Ross area, we're hosting an informal drop-in event to explore career and volunteer opportunities on Monday 19th March.  Pop in to the Crazy Horse Coffee Shop any time between 1pm - 3pm to speak to members of the team and find out more!

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Birchwood Highland's First Ever Charity Shop
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

Birchwood Highland's First Ever Charity Shop

We have announced an exciting new not-for-profit project which will help meet the increased demand for the organisation’s services in the Easter Ross area.

Set to open in early 2018, our first ever charity shop will be located on Invergordon’s High Street, in the heart of the Easter Ross port town.  The shop aims to sell high-quality pre-loved and second-hand goods, including: ladies, gents and children’s clothing; jewellery and accessories; small items of furniture and household goods; as well as some new and unused items.

As well as everything you’d expect from a charity shop – and more - this pioneering venture will operate as a social enterprise, not only benefiting customers, but also providing meaningful activity for people we support; through work and volunteer-based experiences.

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The charity shop will rely on donations from members of the public, as well as from local businesses, and any items passed on will be gratefully received in the run-up to the shop opening next year.  Donations may include: good quality ladies, gents and children’s clothing/shoes; children’s toys; jewellery; small items of furniture; household goods and gift items.  Items can be donated at our Head Office at 59 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness, IV3 5DT on Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 5pm.  Items can also be donated locally at Birchwood Highland’s office at 108 High Street, Invergordon, IV18 0DR on Mondays – Fridays, 9am - 5pm.

Supervisors and volunteer shop assistants will also be required to help run the new shop, and applications for these positions are now open.  Volunteering can be an extremely rewarding experience, so if you have time to spare, and would like to help support a Highland charity - as well as helping to tackle mental health stigma and make a real difference to your local community - we’d love to hear from you.

All applications will be subject to references and training and support will be provided.  For further information on volunteering, please call our Head Office on 01463 236 507 or email info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk.

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Fashion Show 2017
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Fashion Show 2017

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Join us at Howdens Garden Centre on Thursday 26th October for an evening of fashion and fundraising!

Featuring new season collections from Howdens' clothing range; including Klass, Autonomy and Tulchan.  Plus occasionwear from La-Di-Da Fashion!

Tickets are just £5.00pp and include tea/coffee and cake.  

Click below to book your tickets, or pop in to Howdens and buy them in store. 

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Loch Ness Marathon
Sep
24
5:30 AM05:30

Loch Ness Marathon

Would you like to run in one of the world's most beautiful marathons while raising funds for Birchwood Highland? We have some charity places for keen runners who'd like to support us! If the marathon is a bit of a stretch, you can also run in one of the other races, including the 10K Corporate Challenge, 10K run, and 5K fun run while raising funds on JustGiving. Visit the Loch Ness Marathon website if you'd like more information on any of the races. 

To get started, send us a message.  

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