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Main contact: Alyson Smith
Tel: 01397 705077 · Dalnahaine (old Nevis Bank Nursery), Belford Road, Fort William, Inverness shire, PH33 6ES

The main activities of Lochaber Hope include: The provision of mentoring, counselling, employability support, personal development, training and a drop-in factility. In terms of mentoring, Lochaber Hope provide mentoring support for clients and mentor training is accredited at SCQF level 5.

In 2016 Lochaber Hope won the SMN Project of the Year Award and Community Project of the Year Award.

In 2017 is launching a Youth Peer Mentoring programme, recruiting and training young people aged16-25 to be mentors, with 5 original modules in mentoring and an additional ‘spotting and referring’ where they can identify and refer peers who are experiencing vulnerable or challenging life issues.  This aims to give every young person the opportunity to be heard and held and  the project is also seeking intervention from local employers for opportunities for supported work placements and trials in the workplace.