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It's almost time for our Mad May Mile! Sign up and come along to Whin Park at noon on the 15th of May to walk (or run) a mile in the maddest costume you can find! With this event, we aim to raise funds and awareness to help end the stigma around mental health and get people talking and having fun. 

Join in here

Dinner With The Stars on May 19th will be a fabulous evening of fine dining, fun and dancing at the special gala dinner and auction in the spectacular setting of the new Inverness College UHI building. 

David Barnett, holder of three AA Rosettes at The Torridon, Wester Ross, will bring his expertise to the starter course, Jamie Scott (winner of Masterchef: The Professionals) will create a spectacular main course, Mark Dickson, double AA Rosette holder at Bunchrew House Hotel, is set to dazzle with his delicious dessert and Phil Stewart of Nourish, Inverness (winner of Best Vegetarian Cafe Scotland), is creating stunning alternative options for vegans and vegetarians. Tickets for this exceptional event are £80 per person and tables of up to eight are available.

Email pauline.burnett@birchwoodhighland.org.uk to book your seat. 
 
We have just announced a charity golf day which will be held on the 9th of July at the Torvean Golf Club.

For all you golfers out there, this is a great chance to have fun, enjoy the day, win tickets to the Scottish Open, and support us!

Took take part, just email us at info@birchwoodhighland.org.uk
We will once again be benefitting from money raised at the Black Isle Bike Ride, along with The Nazareth Trust. 

This isn't a race, so feel free to come along whatever your abilities and enjoy the beautiful cycle route starting at North Kessock.

To register, phone 01463 731999 or 07979454597 or email lewisrecordings@aol.com

Migrants Matter Symposium

We have a limited number of places available at our Migrants Matter Symposium. We'd like to invite Highland professionals who have contact with migrants as part of their work to come along and be part of this event. 

The Symposium will focus especially on the role of stigma and self-stigma in preventing Highland migrants from seeking help when experiencing mental health issues. It will also try to find solutions to help overcome the existing barriers to accessing mental health services by EU migrants. 

Join us on the 26th May 2016 at the Jurys Inn Hotel (formerly the Thistle Hotel) by contacting Paulina Duncan at paulina.duncan@birchwoodhighland.org.uk

Investors in Young People

We're happy to announce we've achieved the Investors in Young People Accreditation! This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Birchwood Highland as an employer of choice for young people.
 
“We are very proud to have achieved this award which reflects our ongoing commitment to all of our staff team who we recognise as our greatest asset. We believe that young people have a lot to contribute to the social care sector and mental health services in particular and are keen to encourage young people to consider Birchwood Highland and the voluntary sector as a whole when considering their career choices or a change in their career direction.”

- Emily Stokes, Birchwood Highland Chief Executive

Transitions: Celts Reflections

This new exhibition at IMAG is a response to the themes inspired by the Reflections on Celts spotlight tour from National Museums Scotland and the British Museum. Created by community curators from Birchwood Highland, together with IMAG, poet John Glenday and artist Eleanor White, this exhibition of new artworks, creative writing and photography will run in the gallery from 24 May until 27 August.
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