Based in Melbourne, Australia, Judie Gade has been involved in ADHD support since 2000 and is an ADHD coach and writer.
Educated at Deakin University in Melbourne, Judie is completing her final units for a Bachelor Arts degree, with a Psychology major, the equivalent of a major in Health Promotion and minors in Journalism (digital & traditional) and Children's Literature.
The decision to return to study, at age 43, came about when specialists in the ADHD medical sector, both in Australia and overseas, wrote letters of recommendation after Judie helped many Australian and overseas families. They suggested she study towards a psychology degree to help more people.
In 2001, ADDventurous Women was started to support Australian ADHD women and now includes women from New Zealand. With nearly 180 members, for a total population of 26 million, this makes ADDventurous Women the largest support group for ADHD women, world-wide, per capita.
Judie is also co-writing a workbook for a psycho-social skills manual in partnership with a clinical psychologist, is also working on a life skills guide for ADHD teens and a lifeskills picture-book for early primary/elementary schools. She has been published by many professional orgasnisations, including those in the education,mental health and Not for profit sectors.
When 'relaxing', Judie is an avid 'urban vegetable gardener' and loves nothing more than getting her hands dirty and harvesting her efforts!
Currently, Judie is setting up a 'new media' business with an emphasis on mental health/health promotion/education journalism for the Not for Profit sector whilst still helping people through Concentration Coaching.