Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

Please review our list of frequently asked questions before sending us an email. If your questions aren’t answered, feel free to reach out to us.

What is The One Project?

The One Project is the first photography community for depression and anxiety. We teach and promote therapeutic photography as a tool to learn, heal & grow towards becoming your most authentic self. Our techniques make it easier to explore, process and start to express the thoughts, emotions and experiences related to depression and anxiety. You will be able to learn the techniques with online courses, share your story, and connect with others to help reduce the weight and pressure of what you’re going through.

What is therapeutic photography?

Therapeutic photography involves taking, analyzing and using photos for the purpose of personal healing, growth, or understanding, whether done consciously or unconsciously. By actively constructing, analyzing and reflecting on photographs, you are able to learn more about yourself and how you see the world.

 

People are using therapeutic photography techniques to help themselves and others overcome depression, anxiety, chronic pain and much more.

What do you mean when you say story?

A story consists of 3 simple elements: a photo, title and creative writing (usually around 3 to 5 sentences long).

 

While this is our standard when teaching and discussing our techniques, we want to allow creative freedom to those who may want to write much more for their stories.

What does BETA mean?

Welcome! We just recently launched the first version of our online platform, which means you are one of the first to join our community. It also means there may be bugs, issues and changes happening often on the platform. We ask for your patience as we work to provide you the best experience possible and if you come across any issues, please email us at support@theoneproject.ca (please take screenshots of the issues if you’re able to).

 

Also, as our community grows and we gain more support, we will be adding on online courses (both free and paid), along with tools, resources and more features to expand the impact we can have on your life and the lives of others affected by depression and anxiety. If you’re able to support with a donation, we greatly appreciate it.

How did The One Project begin?

It started with Bryce’s story, creating his own set of techniques to express, understand and eventually overcome severe depression and anxiety. As the project evolved, it became clear that more people could benefit from these photography and storytelling techniques and that alternative outlets were needed to help develop the conversation and our understanding of mental health. With no central location or hub connecting all of these stories, The One Project’s online platform was established to help teach therapeutic photography, educate people on the techniques through online courses and connect you with others who understand what you’re going through.

 

You can watch Bryce’s TEDx talk to learn more about his story and the origins of The One Project.

Is The One Project a registered charity?

The One Project is a social enterprise registered under The One Project Education Inc. and while we often partner with mental health charities and organizations, we plan to create a charitable arm in the future to help expand our impact.

What does my money go towards if I donate?

We strongly believe in allowing access to everyone at The One Project. But it takes hundreds of hours a month and thousands of dollars to sustain. In order to provide you with the best media, tools, and online platform, we rely on the generous support of members like you through donations, as well as selling additional products and services.

 

All money contributed through our memberships and one-time donations goes towards covering our operating expenses and development costs for new features, tools and resources (the majority of which is free for everyone). If you can afford to contribute $5 or $10 each month as a member, and find value in what we do, we greatly appreciate your generosity.

If not, we believe strongly that value is not just financial and hope you will help support The One Project in other ways (ex. referring friends, contributing stories and being an active member of the community).

Am I able to control the privacy settings for my posts, stories and profile?

Yes! We’re happy to provide you with privacy settings that you can edit per post, similar to Facebook. After you post a story or message, you will find the globe icon (see below) and it will default to “Anyone.”

 

Important Note: Choosing “Anyone” for the privacy of your posts grants The One Project to share your story on our blog, social media, and marketing. If you’d like to opt-out of your story being promoted outside of our platform, please select “Logged In Users.” By default, no one can access anything you share on our platform without being an active member that is logged in.

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You have the option of choosing from:

  • Anyone
  • Logged In Users
  • Mentioned Only
  • Admins Only
  • Only Me

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You can also select the privacy settings for different parts of your profile by going to Settings > Profile Visibility.

Can I change my username?

Yes, you can change your username by going to Settings > Change Username. Please note that past stories and mentions of your past username will not link back to your new profile, so be mindful of when and how often you change it.