Bubbly Cathy started with Livewell as a temp nine years ago and is now one of our most experienced advisors delivering health checks, stop smoking support, walks, nutrition courses and even supporting the customer team on the odd occasion.  She loves hiking, swimming, travelling and taking to the sky in vintage planes!

Read more about our cheerful team member who always looks on the brighter side of life.


I joined Livewell as a temp whilst looking for a proper job – that was back in 2012 and I’ve been here ever since!

I started out in the Customer Contact Team so got a good understanding of all the aspects of the service before training for my current role.  I think I am learning all the time, a little more from each client we speak to and support.

Job role

I deliver NHS Health Checks as part of the national cardiovascular disease prevention programme and I also support clients to stop smoking.  It’s a really good feeling to support someone to make the healthier choices they want to change, to improve their health.  I also support the Walking for Health programme, joining the friendly walks when I can and leading the Darley Abbey Walk – please join us if you can. 

I deliver our Lose Weight Feel Great course for clients and I’m responsible for some of the Social Media posts on Facebook – usually the ones with a bad joke involved.  I also love supporting the fantastic Liveability clients when Mark the specialist advisor, needs an extra pair of hands.

Me in 3 words

Glass half full!

Favourite Meal

Probably a nice veggie pizza, but most food that involves cheese – Gromit!


Walking preferably in the Peaks or Lake District – I dream of living there one day.  Swimming as it’s good for my physical and mental health.  I love music and going to concerts but have a very eclectic taste.  I love getting into a good book and gardening.  Skiing too - if my knees and hips still allow me!

Best achievement

Always my family – so proud of my two grown up sons.  Also, a bit proud of myself for gaining a degree as a mature student.

Surprised to hear about me

I’ve flown in two Tiger Moth planes – they wouldn’t loop the loop for me even though I asked.

Top Lifestyle tips

Be kind to yourself and remember all of the positives instead of looking for negatives. 

Any exercise you can do is so much better than none. 

Favourite Quote

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted – John Lennon

 Advisor Cathy in a Tiger Moth

Advisor Cathy walking in the Lake District