Catherine Murnin of The Wellbeing Pathway
Monday 23 January 2023
For over 20 years I held a range of senior health and wellbeing roles, working with patients, carers, communities and businesses, including Macmillan Cancer Support, Parkinson’s UK, Cancer Research UK, NI Chest Heart and Stroke, Health & Social Care Trusts, Community Development and Health Network and the Public Health Agency.
My own journey around wellbeing was embedded when my husband had a cancer diagnosis. It was very different perspective, and I was lucky to inform and educate myself around the powerful mind-body connections and selfcare evidence base that helped me to live a better life and support others around me.
During this time that I set up a health and wellbeing programme for people living with cancer. Mental, physical, emotional, financial wellbeing are intertwined when someone is going through challenges in their lives, whether personally or professionally and the basis of this programme that brought together clinicians, businesses and individuals in my local community helped shape my offer through The Wellbeing Pathway.
I love working with businesses and community organisations to help build a culture of wellbeing and to connect people and processes in a way that improves how people think, feel, behave and interact with each other.
I’m a Business graduate from Ulster University, have a Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring with the ILM, a Health Promotion qualification from the Open University and I’ve just completed a Postgraduate course in Mental Health with the Open University. I’m trained in ASIST and in Mental Health First Aid.
CPD is really important to me and I’ve continued to develop my learning and skills in psychology, leadership, mindfulness and community development.
I’m an Associate Consultant with the Health & Social Care Leadership Centre and a mentor in Women in Business NI supporting other women to develop their skills and confidence in setting up new business, returning to work and creating new support networks. The power of connection and community has been so good to me and it’s great to pay that back/forward!
I live in rural Co. Down with my husband, have 3 grown up children, and I am the curator of the first TEDx event in Downpatrick. My first book “Wisdom of Wellbeing” is available to order on Amazon and brings together stories and poetry that I’ve written, based on some amazing people I’ve met over the years.
Monday 23 January 2023