11 Instagram Accounts That Never Fail To Give Us A Lift

One of the ways we can assert our digital boundaries is to curate what pops up and crops up on our timelines and feeds; posts which make us smile, remind us to practice some self-care, or reassure us that we’re doing okay. We’ve pulled together 11 Instagram accounts that give us a lift, encourage and empower us, whenever we see their posts in our feeds.

11 Instagram Accounts That Never Fail To Give Us A Lift

Stacie Swift @stacieswift

Stacie is a colour-loving illustrator and Mum. Her Instagram feed contains lots of positive vibes, gentle reassurances, and reminders to self-care.

Gentle Reminders @littlearthlings

These gentle reminders never fail to make us feel a bit better. They always seem to arrive on our timeline when we need some reassurance and often help us to feel like we’ve received a virtual hug.


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Hi friends ?? just the gentlest reminder for you ??

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The Happy Newspaper @thehappynewspaper

The happy newspaper is the perfect antidote to the general news, which can often contain some difficult-to-read stories. This account is full of good news stories, which are always shared in lovely bright colours.

hi, i’m fran @howdoyouadult

Fran shares wonderfully relatable images. Each time they pop up on our timeline we think ‘I thought that was just me?!’. They help us to worry less, and to realise that our best is good enough.


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Just your regular run-of-the-mill Sunday existential crisis it’s fine, nothing to see here ?

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Gabby Frost @gmf.designs

Gabby’s Instagram is all about mental health and positivity. Her colourful feed offers us timely reminders that our feelings, and our mental health, are valid, and that we’re doing our best.

Journey To Wellness @journey_to_wellness_

Journey To Wellness provide lots of super-helpful illustrations. Each post contains affirmations or ideas for managing various emotions and situations.

tilly/matilda @crazyheadcomics

Tilly posts coping tips, affirmations, and observations about different aspects of mental illness. Her feed is often varied, but always gives us a feeling of being understood.


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happy saturday ! these are some of my tips for surviving a panic attack. i am recovered from panic disorder so it’s safe to say that i’ve survived hundreds of panic attacks, with these tips. the more you practice these, the easier it will become to manage. it’s so hard in the beginning but it gets better. please share your own strategies/tips on the comments, i’m sure it will help a lot of people who are struggling with this ? #panicattack • • • #mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness #psynligt #nostigma #mentalhealthwarrior #recovery #schizophrenia #eatingdisorders #bulimia #anorexia #ptsd #borderline #bpd #ocd #bipolar #bipolardisorder #anxiety #depression #pain #chronicillness #adhd #art #digitalart #artistsoninstagram #comic #crazyheadcomics

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emm roy @emmnotemma

Emm illustrates lots of lovely images, usually featuring cute animals giving us positive messages. Her posts often feel as though she’s read our mind, and always provide us with some encouragement and validation.

11 Instagram Accounts That Never Fail To Give Us A Lift

thelastestkate @thelatestkate

Kate’s anxiety-busting illustrations of animals, both mythical and real, are always accompanied by gentle words of ‘okayness’. They remind us that whatever we’re feeling, and however awful life feels right now, we’re doing okay, in fact, we’re often doing better than we think we are.


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#anxiety #encouragement #chinchilla #mentalhealth #cbt

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Mr. Pokee The Hedgehog @mr.pokee

Mr Pokee is the world’s cutest adventurer. This teeny tiny hedgehog shares snaps of his travels around the world. They’re sometimes funny, always adorable, and never ever fail to make us smile.


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Autumn leaves and beanies please ??

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Jess Sharp @jessrachelsharp

Jess posts lots of welcome reminders that we are so much stronger than we often feel, and we have come so far. She also posts reminders that we are okay, we matter, and that self-care is important.


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I wrote this for my lovely friend Sophia a while back. Now every time I re-read it I just picture the speech that Spike gives to Buffy before the big end in Season 7. And it makes me want to watch it again. Any Buffy fans get me?! Anyhoo… Why not tag someone you know that might need to hear it and make their Thursday feel a little bit lighter ? #bravery #hope #tryagain #positivereminders #positivequotes #quoteoftheday #qotd #handwrittenquotes #illustrationdesign #keepgoing #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthart #wellbeing #fighter #selfcompassion #selfcare #selfcaresunday #selfloveclub #pastelpower #youwillbeokay #heartbreak #invisibleillnesses #mentalhealthmatters #recovery #recoveryquotes

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