Project Soothe

A database of soothing photos to improve mental health and wellbeing

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    About this project

    In research and psychological therapy, we know that the ability to soothe ourselves at times of distress helps us stay well. However, little is known about how people soothe themselves in everyday life.

     

    The goal of Project Soothe is to learn more about the everyday experience of self-soothe. The researchers hope to achieve this by inviting you to send photos that make you feel soothed. They will then post these images on their website gallery and collect feedback from viewers about whether these images make them feel soothed too.

     

    These images will then be combined into a large bank of photos for use in future research and psychological therapies. All of the images are provided by members of the public around the world, such as yourself.

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