In recognition of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Pinterest introduced a new mental health assistance project called “Pinterest Havens.” The corporation described the effort as “an online and offline platform for community-driven inspiration” in a blog post. Pinterest says it’s simply making room on its platform to investigate the link between mental health and sleep.
- Assistance: To assist visitors reboot and recharge, the “Haven” will offer a collection of peaceful photos and Idea Pins about rest from Pinterest artists. Images of waterfalls, diary prompts, sleep affirmations, and other items are included in the collection. Pinside Out, Pinterest’s internal mental health community, produced the Haven collection.
- Announcement: Pinterest also announced that it will commission “Havens: Invest in Rest,” its first real-life installation, which will be located in Boxville on Chicago’s South Side. Through genuine physical Pins, immersive art, and community programming, the site-specific installation tries to bring the anti-burnout oasis to life.
- Providence: Pinterest is providing $80,000 to three local organizations to help fund the installation: Boundless Early Education, Urban Juncture Foundation, and Coffee, Hip Hop, and Mental Health. The Pinterest Charitable Fund will be used to make the donations. The project, according to Pinterest, works in tandem with the Havens community board to encourage users to take a breath and reflect on their well-being.
- Functionalities: When looking for phrases linked to emotional well-being, Pinterest’s compassionate search function, which was introduced in 2019, continues to serve as a method for users to find useful resources and activities whether they’re feeling stressed, anxious, or unhappy. When users search for terms like “stress quotes” or “work anxiety,” the feature suggests wellness activities.
- Search tab: Users can “visit the ‘daily inspiration’ region of the search tab to find out how Pinterest Creators are investing in rest, and how emotional wellbeing might look different to everyone,” according to Pinterest. Journaling, meditating, walking, dancing, painting, and other activities can all help us feel better about ourselves and our mental health.”