Nadia is a 26-year-old mental health early intervention worker who graduated from Queens University Belfast, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
She’s currently working in suicide prevention and now has a master’s degree in psychology and mental health therapies and works within a mental health charity that develops inspiring comic books based on the true stories of young survivors. She is a qualified Mental Health First Aider, Befriender, FGM Awareness and ASIST trained.
Nadia’s passion for mental health stems from her own personal mental health struggles as a young girl. She wants to strip away the stigma and reinforce the importance of everyone’s voice and make mental health check-ups as common as dental.
To bring joy to her community, Nadia discovered new-found acting skills and took on the elf role of ‘Snowdrop’ to spread Christmas magic in her local town and spent time as a Disney princess (Anna) visiting hospitals, birthdays and community celebrations.
Nadia is the only red-head in her immediate family.
All the clothing Nadia wore to compete in national pageants has been second hand; she promotes sustainable fashion where she can!
Nadia hopes to become a fully qualified psychologist one day.
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