Claire is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Classical Homeopath practicing in Charlottetown.
Claire believes that the link between nutrition and mental health is something that has been overlooked for far too long. Without the foundation of a healthy, well balanced diet that meets all our nutritional needs, a healthy, well balanced lifestyle, is very difficult to obtain.
Claire would like to see Lennon House offer healthy, nutritious meals to its residents. From farm to table, having a garden on the grounds, which residents take pride in tending and harvesting, will go a long way in educating individuals about the importance of whole foods in overall health. Residents should learn and be responsible for preparing meals and sitting down together to enjoy the food that has been prepared. She believes that our society no longer understands the value of real food and the power of enjoying it together. Addressing nutritional deficiencies through diet is key, and must be part of a holistic approach to healing.
- Holland College–Resident care worker
- Abegweit Association. Certificate in community counselling, specializing in addictions.
- McMaster University- Diploma in Addiction Studies
- Athabasca University, started a sociology degree, completed 3/4 of her degree before retiring.
- Certification in acupuncture
- Certificate in Reiki
- Non-violent crisis intervention
- CPR and first aid
- pe30 years of workshops and inservices.
Patsy worked in the nursing department for 15 years at Hillsboro Hospital, as a RCW. . She worked in acute care, unit 3, admitting unit. she then moved to Addiction Services, where she worked as an addiction worker and a caseworker. Patsy also worked at Lacey House for 15 years.
Heather Morrison brings to Lennon Recovery House 25 years of board governance expertise gained through extensive professional, political and volunteer experiences. She brings to the board table knowledge and commitment to the Island’s most vulnerable, victims of crime, justice involved and especially First Nations people.
In her paid roles, Heather has been an early childhood educator, a frontline service provider in a women’s shelter and a counsellor of teen girls in a sexual assault center. Her most recent employment afforded her the opportunity to serve as the Mental Heath and Addictions Counsellor to a fly-in artic First Nations community.
Heather is a dedicated lifelong learner and is currently completing a Master’s in Education at Queen’s University. Her research focus examines the effect betrayal trauma has on learning and how educators can support learners who are also trauma survivors.
She is thrilled to be back home in PEI after 15 years and keen to contribute to the excellent efforts of Lennon Recovery House Board of Directors.