Wellbeing Wednesday - Instagram

Wellbeing Wednesday: Instagram

We all love some feel-good, positive content – especially in times like these when our mental health and motivation may be not up to their usual standards. Introducing our new series, Wellbeing Wednesday, where we’ll dive into some of the best accounts and platforms to help keep your spirits up and connect with others who may be feeling the same. 

This week, we’re kicking it off with five Instagram accounts you should hit follow for (your feed is about to get a whole lot more inspiring – you can thank us later).

THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION OF NEW ZEALAND

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a great resource for mental health information. Featuring quotes, inspiration, activities and videos from of the country’s most famous faces. 

KETNIPZ

A fun little (if you can call a following of 1.5million ‘little’) account to take a look at. Fall down the rabbit hole of scrolling through cute drawings of ‘Bean’ and their daily adventures and struggles. You can read more about Bean and their creator/illustrator, Harry, here https://mashable.com/2018/02/08/harry-hambley-ketnipz-creator/

WELL+GOOD

With the bio/mantra of “Decoding and demystifying what it means to live a well life, inside and out”, you know this is a good account to check out. This account covers wellbeing topics ranging from challenges to workouts, quotes, food and some general feel-good content.

THE PSYCHOLOGY MUM

Brought to you from clinical psychologist Dr Emma Hepburn, this colourful and insightful page features illustrations and diagrams about all sorts of mental health topics. It’s an incredibly relatable and clever way to understand your brain and your emotions. 

THE ROMANTIC REBELLE

The Romantic Rebelle is a relatively small but no less unfollow-worthy account to follow. Fill your feed with relatable memes and quotes to help you understand you’re not alone in feeling down. 

This article is not a replacement for professional help. If you or someone you know needs extra support, please contact/visit the links below or seek help from your GP : 

https://www.youthline.co.nz/
Free call 0800 376 633 or free text 234

https://depression.org.nz/
Free call 0800 111 757 or free text 4202

https://thelowdown.co.nz/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help