These Instagrammers are shining a light on mental health and positive wellbeing, tackling the stigma and getting people talking
Right now, the world feels like a pretty scary place to be. With the tap of a button, we can see what’s going on anywhere in the world, and that real-time access can cause many of us to unknowingly ‘doomscroll’. Despite our best efforts, we can’t always seem to escape the negativity of the world.
But not all is lost. There are many people working to make the world a better place, and while we can’t list them all, we do want to share seven Instagrammers you need to follow. These people are trying to change the taboo surrounding mental health and, while they can’t single-handedly tackle the energy crisis, they are spreading love and positivity – two things I think we’re all in need of.
Hannah Daisy is a UK-based artist and illustrator with a passion for mental health. Her drawings inspire conversations around self-harm, sexual assault, non-binary experiences, and recovery. She uses the hashtag #BoringSelfCare to help celebrate those little wins; small acts of kindness and self-love that we can do every day. Hannah’s feed is the perfect place to find a daily dose of positive affirmations.
Stefania Rossi shares her anxiety experiences and hopes to remove the stigma attached to it on her account @dearmyanxiety. Stef is a mental health advocate and meditation and breathwork facilitator, who shares her techniques with others. From inspirational advice and tips, to videos on calming anxiety with breathwork and recognising when your mental health needs some self-care, Stef is a great person to follow particularly for any fellow anxiety sufferers.
Sarah Crosby is an author and psychotherapist sharing her mental health advice and tips for positive well-being. Sarah’s content also shines a light on relationships and overcoming relationship trauma.
Laura Jones shares her designs on her brightly coloured Instagram feed, full of positive affirmations and self-love to make you feel good about yourself – perfect for those pick-me-up days.
Diego Perez is a meditator and poet who shares his thoughts on relationships, self-care and mental wellness. His posts encourage readers to think a little deeper and reach a little higher.
With her adorable creations, Kate Allen promotes self-care and body positivity and shares advice and tips on how you can improve your mental health.
@counsellingdirectory is our place for all things therapy, mental health, and self-care. We answer frequently asked questions and share expert advice from qualified professionals, as well as affirmations to start your morning off on the right foot.
You can also visit the Counselling Directory website to connect with a counsellor or read up on a range of mental health concerns and how therapy can help.