Unleash the artist in you! 

Art Competition | World Mental Health Day 2021

​In celebration of this year's World Mental Health Day, we invited people to get their creative juices flowing, and make art to express its challenges and importance in today's world. After an overwhelming response, here are the top three entries!

First Position

"Loneliness in a foreign land" 
by Amina Zoomkawala, Art Specialist, AKU

This artwork was developed as part of the SELMA project (Social and Economic Determinants of Labour Migrants), sponsored by Wellcome Trust UK and is a collaboration between the Department of Community Health Sciences, AKU and the University College London


Second Position

"Mental health in an unequal world"
by Dr Iffat Ahmed, Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn, AKU


Third Position 

"Mindful beats"
by Najmus Sahar, Resident, Emergency Medicine, AKUH

The impact of your positive thoughts reverberates through each beat. A healthy mind is imperative for a healthy body. 


Congratulations to the winners! Visit the complete art gallery to view other shortlisted artworks:

​Virtual Art Gallery >> 


​Tehmina Maknojia

Visual Artist and Educator;
Co-founder of Parindey; 
Faculty Member, Karachi School
of Art; Trainer, Society of
International Education​, SIE

Naima Fatima Shariff
Consultant Clinical Psychologist;
CEO and Co-founder of Kumak,
the Journey to Wellness


Organised by the Mental Health Clinical Stream, Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery