On her road to recovery, Jade has thrown everything at her illness - medication, natural therapies, psychotherapy, counselling, doctors, hospitalisations and even electro-convulsive therapy - in order to get back on her feet. What she learnt along the way lands with powerful messages in every walk of life.
building confidence and self-esteem
Jade is driven by her ability to share in a way that builds a relatable connection with the audience, and leaves them with key messages to help educate and inspire!
"Jade Edmistone attended a recent swim camp with around 20 of Bundaberg's & Rockhampton's "Finest" National level swimmers. When we were told Jade was going to be in town to run a workshop with the younger swimmers, I wasn't exactly sure what she was going to present to the group over the two one-hour sessions, but WOW, what a powerful message!
Jade was extremely open, no holds barred, up front and very personal.
Her story was so appropriate for today's young adolescents, who from time to time, can find themselves with added pressures that can make them so vulnerable. Jade promotes that communication plays a major role in helping to have both a healthy mind and body. I know the swimmers gained a huge insight into mental health, and the different effects it can have on individuals.
If Jade's openness and courage help only one athlete with similar issues, then job done!"
Paul Simms | Head Coach - Fairymead Swimming Club
“On behalf of the Social Engagement & Marketing Team, I would sincerely like to thank you for you time and effort in creating such a valuable resource for USQ's current student cohort.
The Beyond the Books Online Series has been another success because of your story, and for that, we are truly thankful. You're an inspiration to many, Jade and hope to work with you again in the future”
Social Engagement & Marketing Team | University of Southern Queensland
“On behalf of all of us at NAWO I wish to sincerely thank you for sharing your powerful story yesterday.
I read your book on the flight home, couldn't put it down, and took so much away form it because I think there are so many learnings for other transitions in life not just transition into retirement...becoming a parent, changing career, managing illness, caring for others...the list goes on really!”
Louise Weine | National Director - NAWO
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