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In research and psychological therapy, we know that the ability to soothe ourselves at times of distress helps us stay well. We aim to create resources, using an evidence-based scientific approach, to help people soothe themselves in everyday life.

Our goal is to learn about the everyday experience of self-soothe. We hope to achieve this by inviting you to send us photos that make you feel soothed. We will then post these images on our 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 to us by members of the public around the world, such as yourself.

Please feel free to explore our site further to find out more about our project and our team. If you would like to contribute an image to our research, or help us evaluate some of the images already submitted, please read our participate page. We receive new photos every week, so be sure to come back and rate your favourites!

We now have a new separate website to highlight the co-production work with young people, please feel free to explore our projects involving young people.

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If you have questions or comments about Project Soothe, please get in touch. You can also sign up to our mailing list through the contact form.


Learn more about Project Soothe

Introducing Project Soothe

Duration 4:13

Project Soothe Anniversary

Duration 5:05

How Project Soothe Involves You

Duration 2:30

Project Soothe and Boys in Mind Collaboration

Duration 4:46

Recent submissions

How soothing do you find these photos? Submit your reaction and let us know.

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Get Involved

Find out more about how to submit your soothing photos and help us learn more about the everyday experience of self-soothe.

How to participate

Funding Support

We are grateful to have received funding from the following organisations.