45 minutes | Apr 10th 2019

Episode 44 - Jake Edwards

In this episode, Jake Edwards tells us his challenging but inspiring story of being a football athlete to founding his not for profit organization, Outside the Locker Room. He also shares tips on how to help others who are experiencing mental illness, their app, their upcoming projects and tips and advice for listeners. ‘Outside The Locker Room’ is dedicated to supporting sporting clubs, schools and workplaces for their welfare and education requirements across Australia. Outside the Locker Room focuses on areas such as mental health, drugs, alcohol, gambling and domestic violence. Their program educates and brings awareness to these topics. Their passion is to not only educate but provide a safe, secure and private welfare platform for individuals to access 24/7 in a time of need. In this episode we cover:  His inspiring story of why he started Outside The Locker Room The common denominator of people who experience spiralling down. Tips and advice for listeners or friends of listeners who may be in a compromised position in terms of helping someone who they think might have a mental illness or themselves, personally. His plans for coming to New South Wales. The offerings of the Outside The Locker Room App Plans for Outside the Locker Room programs Requirements for being a Community Ambassador for Outside the Locker Room. Jake shares an inspiring story on how one of his programs had a huge and positive impact on one of the athletes. Their recent partnership with Cycling Victoria and a video series that’s about to be launched in the next few weeks called “Two Wheels to Listen” Links Jake Edwards LinkedIn Jake Edwards Instagram Outside the Locker Room Website Outside the Locker Room Instagram Outside the Locker Room FacebookSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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