A NEW initiative for women to socialise and promote psychological wellbeing has been launched in Northwich.

HerSpace was founded in Congleton by Charlotte Bell three years ago after she moved to the area and struggled to meet new people.

More than 350 women have signed up to become members of HerSpace, which aims to help women feel connected in their communities, allow them to focus on themselves and their happiness, make new friends, and trying out new things.

Now HerSpace's fifth branch has opened in Northwich and will be led by Sharon Curran.

On the HerSpace website, Sharon, who moved to the town six years ago, said: "I am so excited to lead the new Northwich HerSpace.

Northwich Guardian: Founder Charlotte Bell, left, and Northwich lead Sharon CurranFounder Charlotte Bell, left, and Northwich lead Sharon Curran (Image: HerSpace/Jamie Griffiths)

"I am passionate about self care and putting your own needs higher up the list of priorities. I’m all about bringing more joy and laughter into everyday life; finding the magic in everyday things and giving yourself permission to say yes to you.

"Life is complex and difficult enough without dismissing our own needs for health and happiness. It’s time to say goodbye to guilt and hello to a healthier, happier you.

"My vision is to create and lead a group where women can feel safe, be themselves, let their hair down, learn new things, forget about life struggles, make friends and hopefully feel less alone when transitioning through times of personal change.

"In a world where so much is done from behind a phone screen or computer, let’s return to old fashioned meet-ups and create unforgettable memories every chance we get."

Charlotte added: “We arrange events for local women designed to introduce them to new activities, make new friendships and basically just boost their wellbeing.

Northwich Guardian: An information evening was held on March 27An information evening was held on March 27 (Image: HerSpace/Jamie Griffiths)

"These events help get conversation flowing more easily."

The events are varied and include craft workshops, wellbeing taster sessions, picnics, meals out and much more. The first events for April up on the HerSpace website.

Membership costs £8 a month and will grant access to a choice of between six to eight events each month.

An information event was held on March 27 where 25 women signed up for the first month.

You can find more information on their website at https://herspaces.co.uk/.