meet the team



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 help imrpove peoples lives. 


Senior strategy lead

Andy’s background is in Senior Operational, HR and Training Management roles in Retail: Food, Drink, Fuel and latterly Pharmacy. Having realised that work was becoming over-complicated and time-consuming, Andy decided to change his direction to support small to medium-sized businesses. He does this by helping business leaders to free up time, improve productivity and simplify practices to enable them to focus on important issues that will make a difference. Andy’s real passion is to develop people so that they can impact performance. 


operations executive 

Cath came to Salus as a beneficiary after her teaching career came to an abrupt end following a diagnosis of ME/CFS in 2010. After embracing the Salus programme her recovery was sufficient to work voluntarily at Salus and rebuild her confidence in the work place. In 2016 Cath took a permanent position at Salus, taking responsibility for managing the development and provision of the charity’s services, working alongside other Salus team members and Health Practitioners as well as supporting and inspiring beneficiaries. Well-being is at the top of Cath’s agenda and she has continued to develop her own skills having gained qualifications in NLP, Hypnotherapy, Timeline Therapy, Mentoring and Reiki.


operations support

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.

Emily Jones

digital marketing executive

Emily has a passion for travel, zest for life and empathy to help others. Spending nearly 3 years in Australia, traveling and working in recruitment, she has developed many life skills. On returning back to the UK Emily has been working within the digital marketing sector in London and has formed strong business relationships within the Tec industry. Recovering from Glandular Fever Emily has experienced the impact of Fatigue on day to day living. She is keen to help raise the profile of Salus to give people the choice to improve their health and wellbeing. 

MEl wakeman

health practitioner

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.

(C.Hyp, D.Hyp, C.I.H, UKHR, H.A, CNHC)

health practitioner

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

Kate Johnson

health practitioner

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.

Sally abrol

health practitioner

Sally is fascinated by the power of the mind and has been since the significant relationships in her life started to breakdown. At that time, Sally was teaching and thinking very much with a conscious mind. This struggle took her on a journey of discovery where she became aware of the power of the unconscious mind through hypnotherapy. Quite simply, it changed her life and hasn’t looked back since that time. Obtaining a qualification in clinical hypnotherapy together with my teaching experience has given her a unique ability and insight to support others who have found themselves struggling with life. Hypnotherapy was like a release from the burden of her life’s struggles and that is the gift that Sally want’s to share.

wendy hill

health practitioner

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.

Lizzy Bernthal

health practitioner

I was a registered midwife and nurse with a MEd and PhD with 30 years’ experience in the NHS and the Armed Forces before joining the Corporate world as a change consultant. I am a highly motivated, experienced trainer, coach, mentor and change consultant with a wide health professional management, leadership, research, teaching and operational portfolio in UK and abroad.  I have presented at numerous conferences worldwide and have a wide publication portfolio. I am passionate to support individuals to release their potential and to give them a voice. This is to empower them to be the best version of themselves to enhance their psychological resilience, well-being, leadership, and ethical decision making for their own development as well as to benefit their organisation. I am a trained coach and also a Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming, (NLP), a Transactional Analyst and Master Practitioner in Attitude Change Technology (ACT) so have many tools and techniques with which to support my clients.

Isaura Rushton 

health practitioner

I am a level 3 qualified Pilates teacher, who has trained in ballet and contemporary dance for over 10 years. I enjoy bringing back freedom of movement to people who have injury, illness and through lifestyle, may have reduced their movement range. I have seen the amazing work Pilates can do to improve a persons physical and mental health. By instilling new habits, balance, focus and an understanding of the body I find it is possible to achieve and maintain a greater quality of life. I try to take a relaxed approach as everyones body moves and is held differently. I believe in working within your limits to identify strengths and weaknesses and not attempting to push your body past it’s natural boundary for that time.