#MindYourSelfie History

Look back at some of the highlights of our #MindYourSelfie campaign since it launched in April 2016.

Marking a challenging year in 2020

Marking a challenging year in 2020

In 2020, whether it was coronavirus, the climate crisis or Brexit, we were bombarded more than ever with what often felt like worrying information or constant uncertainty through television, radio and social media – and this had an impact on our mental health.

So, we invited you to tell us what you do to destress and #MindYourSelfie during this time when anxiety ran especially high in the never-ending news cycle.

From taking time out to have a chat over tea with friends or using a mindfulness app for a quick meditation, to even simply unfollowing social media accounts you don’t want to hear from anymore, you told us lots of different things you like to do to take a pause and calm your mind.

We also launched two classroom presentations designed to give students meaningful and practical ways that they can look after their wellbeing, with both primary school and secondary school versions available.

Celebrating links between nature and wellbeing

Celebrating links between nature and wellbeing

So many of us know and feel how being outdoors and spending time in nature benefits our mental health. At the same time, more and more of us are feeling worried about the impact of climate change and human activity on the natural world. It's more important than ever that we connect with nature - not only to boost our mental health and wellbeing, but to empower us to take positive climate action. 

For #MindYourSelfie Day 2022, we explored and celebrated how we can take care of nature as it takes care of us.

We invited you to take pictures, videos or any kind of content you like to show us your favourite place in nature that lifts your spirits and boosts your mood. 

We also released a brand new nature workbook for secondary schools, designed especially with environmental and biodiversity organisations, which looks at the links between nature and mental health at different times of the year. 

You can look back on #MindYourSelfie Day 2022 here or download the nature workbook below (with both English and Irish language versions available).

Download the #MindYourSelfie nature workbook

Minding Yourself, Minding Nature

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