Nagad Hersi is an African, Caribbean Black Mental Health Outreach Worker at Somerset West Community Health Centre. She actively focuses on Primary Health & Regional Programs aimed at Silencing the Stigma of Black Mental Health.
Driven by her passion and commitment to address systemic barriers around accessing mental health services, Nagad has worn several hats within the community to advocate for equity and diversity. She is an experienced community developer, program facilitator, researcher and more recently, a mental health counsellor. Nagad works closely with clients and community members from a person-centred and trauma-informed framework when advocating for individuals who are navigating the challenges imposed by systemic barriers.