Birchwood Highland Recovery Centre was formally opened in March 2008, having undergone transformation from a traditional residential care home into a modern mental health recovery centre.

The Recovery Centre can accommodate up to 23 people in single rooms, studio apartments and flats.

All our work is based upon the concepts of recovery, inclusion and independence, and is aimed at assisting people to take control of their lives and move forward.

We welcome people to the Recovery Centre who really want to work with us towards their recovery, by building up their skills, knowledge and self-esteem, and developing support networks so that they can successfully move on to their own accommodation in the community.

Generally speaking, people are admitted to the Recovery Centre through referral by New Craigs Hospital, Community Mental Health Teams, GPs, or indeed they can make a self-referral. For further information please download the leaflets listed below.

Celebrating 10 Years 

We recently celebrated our 10th year at the Recovery Centre. Back in 2008, the Recovery model was a newly emerging idea in mental ill health treatment and it's a model we have been at the forefront of ever since. Take a look at our 10th Anniversary Party on 14th March 2018. 

Location and contact details

Birchwood Highland Recovery Centre
Muirfield Lane
Inverness,IV2 4AX

Telephone: 01463 716 600
Fax: 01463 231 222
Manager: Annabel Mowat;


Information Leaflets

Birchwood Highland Recovery Centre Information Leaflet  (updated Nov 2017)

Short-term stay and respite care leaflet updated Sep 2014 (PDF)

How to apply for Housing Support, Care at Home or residence in Birchwood Highland Recovery Centre Updated Sep 2014 (PDF)

Assessment and Selection Procedure reviewed October 2015 (PDF)


Application for service at Birchwood Highland Recovery Centre updated Sept 2015 (PDF version)

Application for service at Birchwood Highland Recovery Centre updated Sept 2015 (MS Word version)

Referral form reviewed Jan 2015 (PDF)

Referral form reviewed Jan 2015 (MS Word)

Respite Referral Process reviewed Dec 2015 (MS Word)

CCTV Policy

Birchwood Highland Recovery Centre CCTV Policy updated July 2015 (MS Word)