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The Well was created with the people of our community in mind who are currently dealing with alcohol and drug issues. We have drop-ins available through out the week and this is a safe place to come and enjoy a sober social life and to be supported by those around you. ​We strongly believe that recovery is possible and that support is vital. Through the Well that is what we seek to provide. ​At The Well drop-in, we meet up for an informal time of pool, board games and chatting. Come along for a cuppa and to be met by a friendly bunch of volunteers and service users alike!

The Well

Our Services

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Support Services

At The Well, we understand the struggles of addiction and we are here to provide a safe and supportive environment for you. Our staff are available to offer guidance and support on your journey to recovery. Drop in for a coffee and meet our team today.

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Drop-In Services

Our Adult Drop-in program, The Well, is the perfect place for anyone over 18 to come together and build meaningful connections. We recognize the importance of social interaction in promoting overall wellbeing and strive to create a space where everyone feels welcomed and included. Come and enjoy our activities and share your experiences over some informal refreshments.

"There is always someone to chat with as a distraction from problems. Also it's possible to request help and support if needed. It is the knowledge and reassurance that help is on hand if needed"

Iain Douglas

Recovery & Development Coordinator

"It is an honour and a privilege to serve the Community side of the  work of the Shed. By drawing alongside people, and supporting them to navigate the challenges that life brings . I love helping people and have a caring nature and want support those that struggle with addictions and mental health issues, to give them confidence for a better life and overcome any obstacles and challenges they face."

Support Services

Support Services

At the Well, we understand the struggles of addiction and we are here to provide a safe space and supportive environment for you. Our staff are available to offer guidance and support on your recovery journey. Drop in for a coffee/tea and meet the team today.  Iain Douglas is our Recovery and Development Coordinator. He can provide 1-1 support using the outcome star tool to those that feel they need extra support and journey with them. This can be done either at the Well or out in the community.

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Drop-In
Pool Ball Hit

10:00AM -4:00PM

The Shed Project

11 Francis Street

Well Drop-In

Our adult drop- in programme, is the perfect for anyone over 18 to come together and build meaningful connections. We recognize the importance of social interaction in promoting overall wellbeing and strive to create a space where everyone feels welcomed and included. Come along, enjoy our activities, and share your experiences over some informal refreshments and chat to those who have been in the same situation and have knowledge of what you are going through and provide support.

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Lawrence: My Story

Service User to Volunteer to Support Worker

After my 3rd suicide attempt back in 2015, I didn’t understand why I had no outlook and my life was so negative. I was fed up and I wanted to change, but I didn’t know how. That same year, I started to look for the Lord and found Him on YouTube, through a Johnny Cash sang called “Help me Lord.” Listening to the song, I had tears running down my face and I cried out to the Lord of help. Throughout the following months, I was still doing the same bad things, but I noticed that whenever the telly was on, that my eye kept being drawn to Stornoway on the weather map. I remember telling myself that I was going to stay there, even though I knew no one and didn’t know how to get there. A couple months after making this decision, I came into some money that would allow for me to live on it for 2-3 months and travel to Stornoway. So, I booked my ferry and B&B and left my previous life in Glasgow. It wasn’t easy and after the week booked at the B&B, I was homeless. Thankfully I was connected with “The Acres” and had a place to live until I was able to get my house in 2019. I came to the Shed when I first arrived in 2016 and was quite shy and nervous, but through the Shed manager at the time, Murdo and the staff, I slowly started to open up. After being in Stornoway for a month, I gave up in drugs and alcohol for good and never looked back! After going to the Shed for a year, Murdo asked if I wanted to be a volunteer and after a year of doing that, I was able to get a job as a support worker for the Well program run by the Shed. I understand people’s pain, why they take drugs, alcohol, and attempt suicide, and I know that that pain is not good.  I hope and pray that I can help others who were like me, and that they can go on to help others. If it wasn’t for everyone at The Shed from day one, I really don’t know where I would be, but I do know that I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the Shed.

Get in Touch

We are at your service to provide support and assistance at any time. If you have any queries or apprehensions, please feel free to contact us without hesitation.

Thanks for being in touch!

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