A WELLNESS event is to be held at Barons Quay Social next week led by a mother who managed to turn her life around after illness.

Louise Hopkinson, from Weaverham, organised the event after suffering from health problems which left her bedridden for 18 hours a day.

She finally started to improve after seeking help with her mental wellbeing and is now taking part in activities which she had never done before in her life.

And to help others who are going through similar struggles to her, Louise is looking forward to showcasing the options available to improve wellbeing and lifestyles in Northwich.

“Over the last 10 years, I have really struggled with menopause and at times, I was spending 18 hours a day in bed,” said the 54-year-old.

“I had been on a lot of different medications to try and solve it, but nothing seemed to be working.

“At the same time, my two daughters had moved away to university and I found the move from a family home to a smaller household very difficult.

“But after seeking extra help to improve my mental wellbeing, I managed to get a little bit of strength back, came off the medication and gradually started to improve.”

This led to a complete transformation of Louise’s life, and she is hoping that the same can happen to others by taking advantage of the many services available in the town and local area.

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Local services will be showcased at the event

“I’ve now started running, which I had never done in my life before, and joined a nutritional food club to get my life back on track,” Louise added.

“My whole ethos now is to help other people going through what I went through, and that is why I wanted to organise this event.

“A number of local businesses related to wellbeing have given up their time to be there and three of us will be delivering motivational talks about our experiences.”

The event will showcase local businesses and organisations who offer services in body conditioning, hypnotherapy, reflexology, nutrition, yoga and much more.

Motivational and inspirational talks will be delivered by Louise on anxiety and menopause, John Fielding on nutrition and Kevin Campbell on achieving a healthy mind and body.

The event will conclude with live music performances and is being held in support of Mid Cheshire Mind, for whom Louise is a volunteer and fundraiser.

Everyone is welcome to attend the free event, which will take place at Barons Quay Social on Tuesday between 12pm and 11pm.