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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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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

Office Manager and Executive Officer

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

Clinical Assistant and PWP

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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Jana Cotton

Programme Officer

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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Alex D’Silva

Project Assistant

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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Natalia Levene

Health & Wellbeing Coach

Natalia has a background in strategic marketing primarily in financial services. After a period of severe ill health in 2016, Natalia developed an interest in holistic health care and is…

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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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Zakir Rahman

Digital Coach

Zakir has always loved working with technology and with people. He first explored blending these two interests together when he started coaching martial arts locally over 5 years ago. Zakir…

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Bobbi Carro

Community Outreach Assistant

Bobbi is a Modern Languages graduate from the University of Birmingham with a background in healthcare, events, and marketing. She has been a volunteer for various organisations and charities over…

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Sohail Hussain

Finance Officer

A graduate from BCU with a 1st class honors degree in Accounting and Finance. Sohail joined Living Well Consortium as a Finance Assistant under the government kickstart scheme. Later promoted…

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Ebrahim Kasu

Administration and Data Entry Officer

Ebrahim graduated from Aston University with a 1st class honours (undergraduate) and a Distinction (Masters) in Business and Management. Ebrahim has huge passion for football. He loves to play regularly…

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Sarah Cannon

Personal Trainer and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

Sarah started her career as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and has always been passionate about the positive impacts of physical activity on mental wellbeing. This passion spurred Sarah on to…

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Deborah Shaw

Walking Therapist

Deb is a person- centred counsellor with an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University.

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Becky Moore

Walking Therapist

Becky began working with people around 2001, volunteering at The Prince’s Trust in Exeter and supporting young people to complete a 12-week personal development course that they too had completed….

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Simon Davies

Walking Therapist

Simon joined the Living Well team as a Walking Therapist in 2021. A BACP registered person-centred counsellor, Simon also delivers counselling for consortium member Citizen Coaching. He originally studied English…

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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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