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GCSEs: Academic stress is the number one cause of mental health distress, a survey of young people has found

As young people anxiously await their GSCE results today, new research published by youth mental health charity stem4 (@stem4org) finds that academic stress is now the number one cause of mental health distress.

stem4's App Library wins Tech for Good Initiative at Digital Leaders 100 Awards

#DL100 - After reaching the top 3, teenage mental health charity @stem4org’s app library has won the honour of #TechforGood Initiative at the @DigiLeaders 100 Awards  These awards celebrate the individuals and organisations from the public, private and non-profit sectors who are demonstrating a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation in the UK. stem4’s winning apps, Calm Harm, Clear Fear, and Combined Minds, have supported over 1.5 million people globally with managing self-harm, controlling anxiety, and supporting young people with mental ill-health respectively.

"Mental Health for All" whilst admirable, could be too ambitious at such a globally bleak time

The theme of this year’s #WorldMentalHealthDay (10 Oct) is ‘Mental Health for All.’  While such an  aspiration is admirable, one has to question if it is too ambitious a vision at a globally bleak time.

International Week of Happiness at Work – Top 10 Ways To Bring Kindness To The Workplace

How to Bring Kindness to the Workplace   Kindness may not automatically be an activity associated with the workplace, but it is an important element to embed into the very ethos of a working culture. Kindness towards oneself enhances an individual’s mental health and productivity, since self-criticism and judgement will often decrease confidence. Similarly, kindness towards others within the workplace enhances connectivity and is more likely to increase motivation to engage with peers and tasks. In general, kindness is ‘infectious’ and if shown regularly in an authentic way, it will propagate and spread.   

UK’s first Youth Mental Health Day Launches

#YMHD - UK’s first Youth Mental Health Day Launches Today (7 Sept) with #BounceNotBreak campaign from charity @stem4org  Youth Mental Health Day (YMHD), launched today 7th September with the campaign Bounce Not Break. The Bounce Not Break campaign focuses on the need to understand that anyone, can struggle with mental health, and that you can bounce back by finding something that helps you cope. stem4 invites everyone to get thinking about resilience and share their wellbeing tips. YMHD is timed to support young people as they return to school, college and university amid the huge uncertainty and anxiety that living with Covid-19 brings.

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