Passionate about Health and Sustainability, Aakanksha started Minds At Play to address the lack of preventative mental health care in schools in India. Her work revolves around how schools can be safe spaces for children that can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression in India.
She also leads Marketing and Retail for a Delhi based organic food company- I Say Organic. She has completed a degree in Fashion Marketing from Parsons The New School For Design, New York and holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (H) from Miranda House, Delhi University. Aakanksha is also a graduate of the Executive Social Impact Strategy Program at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (2019), and has completed a program in Leadership in Mental Health by Sangath, Goa. She is now a Teaching Fellow At University of Pennsylvania and a perspective Play Therapy Practitioner at Play Therapy International (UK). Aakanksha has spent the last few years understanding how emotions play a role in how we communicate and what we grow up to be. Helping others lead a healthy life and a life that they aspire to live has been one of her guiding principles and the reason behind starting Minds At Play.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- Marcus Aurelius
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