Cathi Bertin - Our Director

Cathi trained as a nurse starting in 1975 with general nursing moving on to mental health nursing shortly after. Her last job in the health service was as a CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse). Cathi has also worked in Community Education as an Adult Literacy Organising Tutor.  During that time she facilitated self esteem raising courses. 


Cathi has been involved in Befrienders for 30 years!  First she was a member of the Steering Group, then a committee member and a volunteer befriender.   She then became our Project Worker and 10 years ago she became our Project Director.


Cathi’s professional passions are attachment and resilience.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, yoga, music, reading, walking and films.