Mental health apps using the healing power of photography

We're building a private, caring community and library of your stories, experiences and insights around mental health with therapeutic photography. Join our apps and mission to change how we see and talk about depression, anxiety and mental health for everyone.

Now with more than 500 members in over 50 countries Private community and mental health apps

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Private, caring community with a global impact

Described by many as one of the safest spaces online to discuss mental health, our mental health apps and support group with members across the world are using therapeutic photography techniques to connect, learn and support each other. You can choose anonymity, keep your stories private within our community by default or opt-in to get your story featured publicly on our website, published in print, showcased in exhibitions and more for a bigger impact with our partnerships.

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272 FEATURED STORIES PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, THOUSANDS IN OUR PRIVATE COMMUNITY

We're building the largest collection of mental health stories and insights

Our mission is to build the Story Library together to reduce loneliness, build connection and understanding around all aspects and conditions of mental health, while gaining and growing together through our shared insights. Join our community and share your stories to help others around the world!

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The Tunnel

| Anxiety, Mental Health, Photography | No Comments

I wanted to share this image to express how I came to creating it and what it means. Recently I have been going through weeks of distress dealing with a…

Dust In The Lens

| Inspiration, Mental Health, Photography | No Comments

Dust in the lens – Doubt is a significant hindrance to create art, like in capturing an image that you desire to produce great results. But when you doubt it…

It’s a Reflection of Someone

| Depression, Mental Health, Photography | No Comments

I recently changed my profile picture and while this might seem like just your average selfie, for me, the person in this photo is closer to being his “best” self…

The Light Grew Dim

| Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health | No Comments

This photo I took is a collage I made depicting what anxiety feels like. I wrote a piece about what it’s like living with it. The girl is in the…

Sharing With Strength and Courage

| Inspiration, Mental Health, Photography, Uncategorized | No Comments

What if we face our fears and insecurities, but instead of running from them we open the closet doors and drag those skeleton to the daylight? What if we start…

Exploring Therapeutic Photography Together

| Depression, Mental Health, Photography | No Comments

I recently found “The One Project” when a young person I am mentoring expressed an interest in photography. We have decided to use our weekly time together to explore therapeutic…

My Experience With Postpartum

| Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health | No Comments

At the beginning of my postnatal depression journey, it started quite contrary to the well-held ideas of being unable to bond with baby. Mine took hold with almost primitive levels…

I Have Control of the Narrative

| Depression, Mental Health | No Comments

My family had the auora that mental health was a bad thing, a weakness. I also feel like my mother may have been terrified of any of her kids going…

No Space for the Dark and Heavy

| Anxiety, Connection, Mental Health | No Comments

“Dad, I need you to be my pa – not my doctor.” “Mum, it’s okay to cry. Don’t hide your fear. Hiding is part of how we ended up here…

No one listened, so no one heard

| Depression, Mental Health, Suicide | No Comments

***Important Note: The following post contains subject matter that may be disturbing or upsetting to you or others.*** For years I have tried to understand the blackout period of my…

I Write For Us

| Depression, Mental Health | No Comments

I write. I write to purge. I write to think. I write to reflect. I write to connect the purging with the reflecting and then think about how they connect….

Tied By the Stigma of Postpartum

| Depression, Mental Health, Photography | No Comments

Staring at row upon row of baby food jars, I was guided along the rows in a slipstream of terror and paranoia. If I couldn’t make food myself without the…

If you’re struggling

Gain an easier way to start talking

• Tell your story privately

• Learn therapeutic photography

• Connect and get support

If you’re supporting

Give back, make a bigger impact

• Amplify your story and voice

• Learn how to support others better

• Contribute your lessons and insights

Mental health professionals

Get a new set of tools and support

• Join conversations on mental health

• Learn therapeutic photography

• Refer clients to a caring community

Building Deeper Connections

Prioritizing fast support and encouragement

Our number one priority is ensuring members get support and encouragement on each and every story posted in our private network as fast as possible, by fostering a caring community, push notifications and our Community Manager.

The One Project is a mental health support group and is not a replacement for professional help or mental health professionals. If you’re in crisis, please use your local crisis line. (Photo + story by member Jenni Pawlik)

Access Unforgettable Opportunities

Get featured in exhibitions, magazines, paid for your story

Our community is all private by default, plus all members can easily give us permission to feature their stories publicly to our wider networks by tagging to the Public topic or be chosen for partnership opportunities that include printed publishing, paid features, articles for major websites, exhibitions and much more.

We only share with your express permission and pay members for any paid partnerships. Photos are not selected based on quality, you do not need to be a photographer to be included (must be your own creation).

Learn More Together

Learn therapeutic photography and more insights on mental health

Tap into the collective wisdom of the community by asking for support, posting questions, searching through our Story Library, working through our three Story Prompts each week and the online courses available within the private community.

All are welcome! This is a space of no judgement. You do not need to be a photographer or have any level of knowledge or quality of photos. (Photo by member Hope Cornelius. See the story.)

Our Forever Free Policy

We know mental health challenges are often linked to or exacerbated by financial struggles, which is why we offer free memberships to those unable to afford it.

What our members say

Exceeds my expectations by far! I’m so, so excited about this new app The One Project has to offer. It gives me the opportunity to share and get feedback instantly when the thoughts are fresh on my mind. For me, this means a lot. I feel it’s like an ongoing discussion that you can join the moment you open your app.”

Peter Engberg

“In my mind $10 per month is an absolute bargain for access to do what I already enjoy, taking pictures, with a new technique that fosters personal growth and healing at the same time.”

Steve Nelson

“I'm grateful for this community. I've only been here for a few days, yet I feel much more loved and appreciated than ever.

Member of The One ProjectAsked for Anonymity

I am SUPER impressed with how professional everything looks! It's really inviting!”

Christina Graves

“I suffer from depression. Until now, I've never said that out loud. I have spent years and years trying to hide from the stigma that comes with being depressed, too embarrassed to ask for help and too anxious to feel like anyone would listen. I don't know when the exact moment was, but I was flipping through The One Project website and it hit me like a train. I don't have to feel this way. And I don't have to do this alone.

Molly Mitchell

“It's a brilliant community to be part. it has really helped me a lot and couldn't recommend it enough. ❤️”

Shannen Woods

Photography has been one of the best things I have ever done for my mental health. It helped me get through the empty nest syndrome, the passing of my Mother and also has helped me process and make sense of past childhood trauma. It’s a tool widely overlooked that deserves more awareness.”

Melanie Hood

“This community encourages everyone to explore their challenges with mental illness using photography, a tool which allows us to reflect and share in a very meaningful way, even when words aren’t available.

I’ve just recently started sharing in The One Project but I’m already seeing the support of the community, through their respectful and warm feedback.

Bar Perry

“After posting my first story, I was blown away by the immediate support from the community and Bryce himself. It just quickly felt like a safe environment to share emotions and feelings. During the course, I learned more about the power of photography and learned new ways to express myself through my photographs. I feel that now I am really able to use photographs as a therapeutic tool.”

Maria Cooks

“I am one of the earliest pioneers of the techniques of “PhotoTherapy” and “Therapeutic Photography” (using personal photographs and photo-taking as tools to improve therapy process, increase personal well-being, or create positive social change).

Photography can be a very powerful means of confronting problems and providing a way to overcome and survive them. Bryce Evans has started a vital conversation, using photography as his language for activating that dialogue.”

Judy WeiserR.Psych., A.T.R., Founder/Director of the PhotoTherapy Centre

“The One Project helped me get back on my feet after a couple of very rough life events. The things that I learned in this course [Build Your One Project] turned into a series of books that I’ve published. I constantly use the techniques on a daily basis in my practice as a portrait photographer and couldn’t describe this any better than; “The One Project saved my life”.

Jelani Woods

I am thrilled to be a member of this community. Bryce has created an incredible platform for people to be able to discuss, talk and open up regarding their stories regarding mental health.

I have been able to share some of my experiences within the community, and it is exciting to see how the conversation around mental health grows and transforms.”

Jesse DeLisle

“This course [Build Your One Project] is very effective in dealing with a very serious topic.

This is well worth the price!

Dr. Bob Nolley

I don’t feel alone anymore. I feel free and finally have the support I need to move on and recover.”

Member (asked for anonymity)

“I find my own spirit is enlightened and lifted upwards from oppressive darkness into glorious light. Thank you to The One Project for being such a positive influence in my life.

Mark Dixon

“Photography has helped my mental well-being more than any medicine could, but I was reluctant to share my photos and thoughts. The One Project gave me a place to do both and connect with others of similar interest and struggles.”

Aaron Rouselle

“Love the app. I am happy to support you and The One Project.
An investment in hope.

Sue Hitchcock

I've enjoyed being part of the community of The One Project. Being able to comfortably share my stories with those in the group, and know that we're all sharing stories of mental health, and it's relation to photography. It's great to be part of the movement to break down the stigmas surrounding mental health, and how photography can be used to heal.”

Braydon Anthony John Chapelas

“I'm so grateful for this community... I've never felt so welcomed or comfortable with a group before.

L.S.Asked for Anonymity

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Now with more than 500 members in over 50 countries Private community and mental health apps