Chief Executive Officer
Linda has a wealth of experience in senior management and training within the pharmaceutical industry. Furthering her career with large blue chip organisations to small businesses, achieving high standards that deliver results, excellent service and strategic planning for long term sustainability. With Linda’s own personal experience of being affected by CFS for many years and now returning back to good health she had the vision to establish and develop Salus Fatigue Foundation to provide support to others.
Lynn Carpenter MA, ACII
Lynn developed CFS following a virus in 2009 as a senior manager in national development and research in adult education, and the illness had a major effect on all aspects of her life. After getting her life back with the support of Salus, and through her own journey of healing, Lynn brings her wealth of experience in strategic management, research and quality improvement from her career with the Basic Skills Agency and the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE). Lynn also has qualifications in Prince2 project management.
Operations Support Co-ordinator
Cath originally came to Salus as a beneficiary after her 20 year teaching career came to an abrupt end following a diagnosis of ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in 2010. After seeking support and embracing all Salus had to offer her recovery journey began. Cath then began working voluntarily with Salus, rebuilding her confidence and forging a pathway back into the workplace. In 2016 Cath was successful when the opportunity came along to apply for the permanent position as Salus Beneficiary Support Officer. She has since received two promotions, currently holding the role as Operations Executive. Cath takes responsibility for managing the development and provision of the charity’s services, working closely alongside other Salus team members and Health Practitioners as well as continuing to support and inspire beneficiaries. Well-being is at the top of Cath’s agenda and she has continued to develop her own skills and having gained qualifications in NLP, Hypnotherapy, Timeline Therapy, Mentoring and Reiki
Jane Loewy BA Hons
Jane has been a secondary school teacher of PE and French and is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist. She has delivered massage, mindfulness and meditation to staff and students in Birmingham and Solihull. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2017 she benefited greatly from the mind and body approach of Salus where she attended as a beneficiary. Her steps to improved health came about through gentle positive changes and will continue to do so. She is a great advocate of moving well, eating well and looking after the mind.
Health Practitioner, Alakaline Nutritional Practitioner, Holistic Nurse
Kate is a qualified Alkaline Nutritional Practitioner, specialising in alkaline, raw and life-food nutrition, healthy lifestyle, tonic herbs and longevity. She also has over 25 years of nursing experience which gives her a deeper understanding of chronic health issues and the challenges facing people living with these. Kate’s passion is helping people to improve their health and recover their zest for life. Amazing health improvements are achieved through nutrition and gradual positive changes to your lifestyle. She has personally benefited from this approach to nutrition when suffering with Chronic Fatigue syndrome.
Bridget has always had an interest in health and been fascinated in what the body can take and also achieve. She believes that we all owe it to ourselves to provide the best source of nutrients from our food but that our mind is equally important and it is crucial that we learn to manage and respect our thoughts. Bridget feels that she made this link for herself some years ago when her own health was in jeopardy and is now passionate about the therapies she offers her clients with all treatments designed to benefit mind, body and soul. Bridget qualified in Indian Head Massage in 2006 and went on to study Reiki in which she is now a Master.
I am fascinated by the power of the mind and have been since the significant relationships in my life started to breakdown. At that time, I was teaching and thinking very much with a conscious mind. This struggle took me on a journey of discovery where I became aware of the power of the unconscious mind through hypnotherapy. Quite simply, it changed my life and I haven’t looked back since that time. Obtaining a qualification in clinical hypnotherapy together with my teaching experience has given me a unique ability and insight to support others who have found themselves struggling with life. Hypnotherapy to me was like a release from the burden of my life’s struggles and that is the gift that I want to share.
Michelle Townsend C.Hyp, D.Hyp, C.I.H, UKHR, H.A, CNHC
Michelle is a Professional/Clinical Hypnotherapist who trained with Jacqueline Panchaud, founder of the College of Inspirational Hypnotherapy based in West Sussex. She first became interested in Hypnotherapy in 2007 when she began suffering from debilitating Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. After using Hypnotherapy she was able to begin living a normal life again and so when she was later diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010 she turned to Hypnotherapy once more to help her deal with undergoing chemotherapy. She decided to become a hypnotherapist herself in order to help other people to make positive changes and to take steps towards a healthier, happier and more satisfying life
Mel is a Registered Nutritionist and consultant, specialising in non-diet nutrition and women’s health. Mel was diagnosed with ME when she was 16 and very much understands the impact of fatigue on living life both as a teenager and adult. Nutrition and health have always been Mel’s passion; with over 26 years’ experience working in nutrition and health as a senior lecturer. Mel now works independently with private clients and organisations and loves being part of the team at Salus. You will see Mel at the Mosley Support Group, on the Minute with Mel videos and at our Energy Kitchen Workshops.
Wendy always had an interest in food and nutrition, and after spending many years in the building industry and worrying about the impact the long hours and stress was having on her health she decided to re-train as a Nutritional Adviser. Wendy is currently studying with the College of Naturopathic Medicine to gain her Naturopathic Nutritional Therapists qualification. Wendy’s is a big foodie and loves to cook, she presents our regular recipe corner videos. She loves being part of the Salus team and understands that nutrition plays a vital role in improving our health and vitality. She is full of time saving tips and hacks and works with clients to find solutions that work around their needs.