Rebecca initially worked with Headway Cardiff in 1996, organising drama workshops. She started as the second employee and served as an Assistant Coordinator until 2002. She worked at the MS Society as the UK Improvement Programme Manager, before rejoining Headway Cardiff and South East Wales in 2015, where she gained her ILM level 5 in Management and Leadership.
Lisa Lambly Director of Services
Lisa has been with Headway Cardiff since 2003, making her the longest-serving member of the team. Before joining Headway, Lisa lived in Ireland and worked at Barratstown Gang Camp, where she supported children with terminal illnesses from across Europe. Following this experience, Lisa became a Volunteer Coordinator for Special Olympics Ireland, overseeing their volunteering program and mentoring athletes. Lisa has been in her current role since 2015.
Emily BrennanInformation & Outreach Officer
Emily has been with the team since 2006, initially as a Support Worker and later becoming the Assistant Independence and Wellbeing Centre Manager in 2008. She holds a degree in Sociology, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and an NVQ in Advice and Guidance. In early 2018, Emily assumed her current role.
Rhian JonesInformation & Outreach Officer for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Before joining the staff team as a Support Worker in 2016, Rhian volunteered for a year with the Tuesday group in the Independence and Wellbeing Centre. She has a degree in Furniture and Product Design, a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and an NVQ in Advice and Guidance. Rhian transitioned to her current role in May 2018.
Alice ButlerIndependence and Wellbeing Centre Manager
Alice joined the team as a Support Worker in July 2018, bringing with her a degree in Psychology, a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and previous experience in mental health settings. Although she briefly left us, Alice returned to her current role at Headway in November 2022.
Claire became an Independence & Wellbeing Officer in November 2021. She holds a degree in Sociology and Psychology and previously worked for the Salvation Army. Claire has experience working with vulnerable adults and young people in homeless residential settings. She also has a Mediation qualification that she has utilised to reunite young people with their families.
Helen JenkinsIndependence & Wellbeing Officer
Helen joined us in 2008 as a Support Worker in the Independence and Wellbeing Centre. In 2016, she transitioned to the position of an Independence & Wellbeing Officer. Helen holds an NVQ in Health and Social Care and a degree in Textiles, often utilising her artistic skills in her work in the centre.
Kristian LatosinskiIndependence & Wellbeing Officer
Kristian joined the team in June 2022 as a Volunteer Support Worker through our student placement scheme. After graduating, he remained with the team and advanced to his current role. Kristian possesses a master’s degree in Psychology and has extensive experience working with individuals living with acquired brain injuries.
Helen KingAdministrator (Finance)
Helen joined the team in 2017 and has a degree in Politics. She has worked in various roles, including the local authority, a carers voluntary organisation and in the education sector. She has a passion for cooking and DIY.
Damia GriffithsSenior Administrator and Independence Officer
Damia joined the team in June 2022 as a Volunteer Support Worker through our student placement scheme. After graduating, she continued as a member of the team and progressed to her current role. Damia holds a master’s degree in Psychology and recently completed the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Emma FairweatherAdministration (People)
Emma joined our team in 2023. With a degree in History and a background in management, Emma brings a unique perspective to the table. Prior to joining Headway, she spent 7 years as a pharmaceutical dispenser, gaining extensive experience working with diverse individuals from all walks of life. In her spare time enjoys reading, walking her dog and spending time with her young family.
Our Placement Students
ShwetaVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Shweta joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in September 2023. Shweta is currently pursuing MSc Psychology at Cardiff University. Shweta has gained a lot of experience while working in various clinical settings. Shweta has also worked in a prison setting, helping prisoners to deal with their distress and look after their mental health and well-being, which led Shweta to pursue a career in clinical psychology. In her spare time, Shweta loves to paint, reading, and socialising with her friends and family.
Niamh WoodsVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Niamh is currently studying a MSc Psychology degree at Cardiff University with the aim of pursuing a career in clinical psychology. She decided to pursue psychology after volunteering in challenged communities in South Africa. Niamh has worked in various retail jobs which have provided her with numerous skills and experience required to work and engage with a variety of people. During her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, travelling and socialising with family and friends.
Morgan JenkinsVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Morgan joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in June 2023. They are currently undertaking an MSc in Psychology at Cardiff University. Morgan previously studied biomedical science before pursuing a career in clinical psychology after volunteering in a local hospital, where they cared for patients with acquired brain injuries. Outside of university, Morgan loves reading, attending music gigs with friends, and sketching.
Shivani DubeyVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Shivani joined our team as a Support Worker on our student-placement scheme in June, 2023. She is an MSc Psychology student at Cardiff University and has 2+ years of experience in teaching communication and in the human-management sector. She is passionate, empathetic and loves to read.
Bethan DenverVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Bethan currently studying for my MSc in Psychology at Cardiff University, and would love to pursue a career as a clinical neuropsychologist. She has worked in various environments including community care services and in science communications and have volunteered with lots of different charities such as Best Buddies and Mind! In her spare time, Bethan loves being outside and exploring new places and has recently taken up wild swimming!
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