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Ben Howells

Chief Executive Officer

Ben Howells is a graduate from Hull University with a Politics degree; he has commercial and 3rd Sector management experience.

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Patrick Kwesiga

Chief Operating Officer (Clinical and Operations)

Patrick Kwesiga is the Chief Operating Officer (Clinical and Operations) for Living Well Consortium.

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Sally Munday

Finance Director

An FCA, having worked primarily in leisure, travel and recreation industries, Sally chose a career path in the charities and non-for-profit sector; she worked in several FD/Head of Finance roles before joining Living Well UK in March 2020.

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Harvinder Sohal

Marketing, Partnership and Member Lead

Harvinder Sohal is the Marketing and Member Lead for Living Well consortium.

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Holly Beedon

Clinical Lead

Holly Beedon is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 10 years’ experience in the mental health sector.

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Grants and Programmes Manager

Grants and Programmes Manager

Working to identify opportunities for Living Well to develop the work of the Consortium collectively so that we can strengthen our position as a key player for mental health therapy provision.

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Saira Jan

Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

A graduate from UOB with a Social policy degree, completed her PWP training in 2018, she began her professional career as a triage practitioner with LWC.

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Leila Zafar

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Leila comes from a background in the arts and events management industries, working with many high profile people and companies along the way.

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Awa Njie

Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Awa joined the consortium in 2018 as a admin officer and is currently the admin and operations lead at LWC. Awa has a background in medical bioscience and a master’s in public health.

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Shahid Zaman

Data and Administration Lead

Shahid joined the Living Well Consortium in April 2017 as part of the Data team as a graduate from Coventry University with a First Class honors degree in Business and Marketing.

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Suriya Arblaster

Project Link Worker

She joined LWC in March 2020 as a Project Link Worker. She has worked in the health sector since 1995 and at various levels in both Public, Private and the Third Sector.

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Alice Tucker

Volunteer Coordinator

Alice joined Living Well UK in June 2021, having recently completed a master’s degree in Human Rights (Law and Political Science).

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Jana Cotton

Programme Assistant

Jana came from the Czech Republic to the UK in 2005 and speaks a number of languages. She has a background in education but later has moved into the 3rd sector working in conferencing, events, and hospitality as well as working with young people.

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Czarena Brown

Programme Assistant

Czarena has a background in running workshops and events due to her love for music and performing.

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Alex D’Silva

Administration and Data Entry Officer

Alex graduated from University of Chester in 2013 with a BA hons in events management and worked in operational events for 2 years organising weddings, charity events and corporate events.

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Mabel Dean

Office Assistant

Mabel has a background in medical contracts administration, and graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA in English and Philosophy.

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Ophelia Byrne

Data and Administrative Officer

After growing up in Kenya, Ophelia studied Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Birmingham where she found her passion for mental health.

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Huja Sallah

Administration and Data Entry Officer

Huja Sallah is an Administrator and Data Entry Officer for LWC. Her role includes inputting client referrals, liaising with our mental health providers and responding to enquiries via telephone, email and through our Livechat service.

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