Janine Lewis

Bereavement Practitioner

Janine joined the Sandy Bear team in February 2022 after enjoying a successful carrier as a Community Nursery Nurse with the Hywel Dda Health Board for 18 years. As part of her previous role, Janine supported children and families with any issues which they had – particularly around developmental issues, emotional health and wellbeing, behaviour and parenting. She also has lots of experience of working with children with additional learning needs.

Janine has had a lot of experience working with bereaved children, young people and families. This experience helped her within her previous volunteering and trustee role at Sandy Bear which began in 2006. When she was an infant, Janine lost her mother. She strongly believes that others can benefit from her life experience of losing a parent at a very young age and wants to share this experience with those in need.

In her spare time, Janine is an active member of the local Amateur Dramatics Society and enjoys baking, walking and travelling with her husband.