AN ALLOA store has put good mental health and positive wellbeing at the forefront of its community outreach ethos.

The Wishing Well charity shop may be on the less busy stretch of Mill Street, but those already helping out insist it has a lot to offer.

There is plenty of high-quality, second-hand clothing as well as bits and bobs for the home, but many will also be interested in the more unique vintage and upcycled items.

The shop is also looking to get more volunteers through the doors to help increase footfall and improve the lives of Clacks residents.

All funds raised go straight to Wellbeing Scotland, which has its main office located just around the corner on Bank Street.

More than that, activities are also on offer throughout the week, with local company Craftertainment providing a wide range of arts and crafts workshops every day.

Wellbeing Scotland focuses its efforts on providing holistic services to individuals and families whose life experiences impacted negatively on their wellbeing.

Leading the workshops is Melanie Mitchell, who highlighted the link between creative activities and positive wellbeing.

She said: “The links between [good] mental health and crafting are well documented, it all ties together really.”

Indeed, the workshops essentially double as a service and fundraiser in the looser sense.

Melanie added: “All of the workshops take place within the charity shop which allows us to include recycling and upcycling classes which also helps to divert a large amount of clothing and household items from landfill sites.

“For example, the workshop on a Saturday morning allows anyone to bring an item of clothing or choose something from the shop and they can learn to adapt it, decorate it or remake it into something else entirely.”

The workshops are all affordable, around £5 or less to cover materials and raise a bit of money for the charity, and are a good way to combat the throwaway culture of modern living.

The shop, under 19 Mill Street, is hoping to grow its customer base and more volunteers, who could benefit from retail experience while helping a good cause, are also welcome.

Wellbeing Scotland is a voluntary organisation which provides a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted them negatively.

Anyone looking to help out can email or call 01324 630 100 to hear about opportunities.

For the timetable of the workshops, ask in the shop or find either the Wishing Well or Craftertainment pages on Facebook.