Philomena Leahy

Hi everyone, my name is Mena! As your Welfare and LGBTQIA+ Officer at Catz it is my responsibility to provide a range of support to members of the MCR, particularly for (but not limited to) those in the LGBTQIA+ community. At Catz we recognise the importance of a holistic approach to wellbeing, which is reflected in our range of exciting welfare activities. These include our amazing Sunday brunches, walks with the St Catherine’s college dogs, and offering support/signposting over email. We also acknowledge that for marginalised communities, such as the LGBTQIA+ community, it is important to find people who understand and empathise with the unique struggles faced. At Catz we strive to create an environment where all people feel comfortable and supported in expressing who they are to the fullest! If you have any questions or want to reach out, you can talk to the welfare reps at We would love to support you!