HUG is part of SPIRIT Advocacy – a collective advocacy group, which represents the interests of users of mental health services across the Highlands of Scotland. SPIRIT also incorporates People First Highland – advocacy for people with learning disabilities.
HUG’s main aim is to improve the way in which they, as users of mental health services are treated, by campaigning to improve the rights, services and treatments of people with mental health conditions.
HUG also challenges the stigma surrounding mental health problems through working with young people, the media and delivering awareness training to health and social care professionals.
HUG works on a local, Highland and national level to influence policy and planning, and strives to ensure that the user voice is heard clearly in the development and delivery of services.
PO Box 5809
23 Lotland Street