Mikeysline was formed in late 2015 after a spate of suicides amongst young people in the Highlands, including Michael ‘Mikey’ Williamson and his friend Martin Shaw, both aged 23 who died within days of each other. After Michael’s wake, his family decided to set up a text line, supported by volunteers. Mikeysline was set up as a grass roots charity, i.e. it emerged as a response to tragedy to offer hope. To this day, Mikeysline is associated by many as being a support service for young people. Mikeysline does support young people alongside anyone of any adult age. In December 2017; the first Hive was established, the Highland’s first out of hours crisis centre. The Hives enables more direct interaction and targeted support work with individuals. Today Mikeysline helps people across the Highlands and Moray through our Hives, Text line and Young Person’s Service.

Current opportunity

Volunteers help raise awareness, plan events, advocate and spread the word about Mikeysline, mental health and suicide prevention services.