This project has very kindly been sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.

The Project Soothe team thank the Trust for their generous support.



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Our research

Project Soothe is a 'citizen science' research project launched by a team of Psychologists at the University of Edinburgh in 2015.


We collect soothing images and use them to improve wellbeing. Citizen Scientists from 29 countries have sent us 800+ soothing  images so far. Browse our images and learn more at

Our mission

Our research shows that looking at 25 of our images improves mood.


The mission of our Young Citizen Scientists project is to teach young people research skills and help them to create wellbeing tools using our soothing images.

Our teams

We have taught research skills to over 100 children and young people across Scotland.


Our teams of young researchers are now creating wellbeing tools to help children and young people around the world feel better. Meet our teams and find out about their wellbeing tools here.

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