Katie Bellaris

Project Manager, Standing Together Cymru

Katie has recently joined The Mental Health Foundation as the Standing Together Cymru project manager. 

The Big Lottery funded project aims to address poor mental health and loneliness among residents living in sheltered and extra care housing schemes across South East Wales.

She developed a passion for working with people in later life in her previous role as a Health & Wellbeing Community Development Worker. The role involved facilitating and co-producing peer support groups with community members in an area of deprivation in Cardiff, seeing the incredible impact these groups had on people’s wellbeing has inspired her to focus on this line of work.

She has a degree in Product Design, but her career has predominately been in the third sector.

Katie looks after her wellbeing by taking part in Triathlons, going on hikes in beautiful places, doing anything creative and spending quality time with friends and family.