Jade has overcome many personal challenges and has lived experience of recovery from addiction, she is over 2 and a half years free from substances. A former mental health nurse she is now co-host of the award-winning BBC 5 Live podcast Hooked: the unexpected addicts. Jade is trustee for Treasures Foundation charity where she works on the ground as well as board level. She volunteers with the drug and alcohol service for SHP (Single Homeless Project). Jade also does charity work and fundraising for addicts and people wishing to leave gang crime in South Africa.