A WOMAN who suffered a stress-induced seizure has set up a well-being group to help others who may be under pressure.

Holly Turner, 24, suffered an unexpected seizure while out shopping at Sainsbury's supermarket in Newport in November, 2014.

As part of her recovery, she received complementary therapies, sparking her interest in the subject.

Ms Turner, who lives in Undy, gave up her full-time job in marketing to train as a complementary therapist which she described as "totally life-changing."

She completed a BSc degree in complementary healthcare at Cardiff Metropolitan University before setting up the Women's Wellbeing group in Redwick.

The group of around 20 meet every fortnight at Redwick Village Hall.

Writing in her blog, she said: "I started the group because I wanted the opportunity to help other women who have ever felt as stressed, low or lonely as I once was.

"We meet every fortnight in the local village hall, and I teach the members ways in which they can be happier and healthier.

"We come together to learn something new, forget about our worries, relax, meditate and unwind."

The group started with around 11 members after being set up in May last year but has since expanded and now fills up the space in the village hall.

Members are encouraged to bring their own ideas forward and pass these on to the rest of the group.

"We can all get stuck in to a routine of going to work and then coming back and just watching television," added Ms Turner.

"The idea of the group is to break that routine, have a giggle and enjoy a cup of tea."

The group takes part in different activities such as stress management techniques, yoga dance and the use of essential oils.

An aromatherapist and pilates instructor lead the group of women who range in age from 21 to the oldest who is in her 80s.

They meet every other Wednesday from 7pm at Redwick Village Hall.

The next meeting is on Wednesday, March 28.

New members are welcome to join the group.

Find out more by visiting www.womens-wellbeing.weebly.com.