Anna Chandy

Driving disruption in mental health innovation
Anna Chandy is a columnist, author, counsellor, speaker, mentor, and coach to senior leaders, executives and individuals. She has been deeply involved in the mental health domain in India for more than 25 years. She is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), a charitable trust founded in 2015 by actor Deepika Padukone, to give hope to every individual experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression. Previously, she has worked with survivors of the Gujarat earthquake and the victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka and India in psycho-socio rehabilitation work.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory’s 100 Emerging Voices of 2019
Anna's body of work encompasses counselling individuals from various walks of life, including social influencers, entrepreneurs, and business families; training and mentoring counsellors; and leading important strategic interventions aimed at driving systemic change in the country’s mental health ecosystem. She has pioneered changes in the counselling profession in India, advocating international standards of practice and an ethical and relational approach to counselling. As a philanthropist and a widely acknowledged thought leader in the mental health sector, she now partners with social influencers to create a community support model that addresses the mental health needs of a societal ecosystem.