Ms Naraja Clay is a proud Kalkadoon (Mt Isa) and Bwgcolman (Palm Island) woman who currently lives and works on Turrbal and Jaggera land.
Naraja’s work on the Queensland Premier’s Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce and the Queensland Mental Health Commission’s Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council, as well as other accomplishments and appointments, reflect her dedication and commitment to advocating for the social and emotional wellbeing of young people, particularly those from marginalised communities, and her ability to effect change at the policy level.
Through her work with QNADA and headspace, Naraja has been involved in a range of initiatives aimed at improving mental health outcomes for young people, including the development of culturally safe resources and services, community engagement, and advocating for systemic change.
Her advocacy work is rooted in her own experiences as a young person with experience of mental health challenges. This has given her a unique perspective and the ability to empathise with other young people who may be going through similar challenges.