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stem4 Wins Charity Times 2019 Award with ‘Calm Harm’ app

stem4 is honored to have won The Best Use of Technology Award at the 20th annual Charity Times Awards, celebrating best practice in the UK Charity and not for profit sector.

stem4 was up against some amazing competition such as Save the Children & Pearson, RNLI and Greenwood Campbell to name but a few.

The stem4 digital portfolio offers the award-winning app ‘Calm Harm’ to help manage the urge to self-harm, with 950,000 downloads globally; ‘Clear Fear’ recently launched to help teenagers manage anxiety, with 50,000 downloads globally; and soon to be launched ‘Combined Minds’ to help families and friends support young people with their mental health. Coming soon is a further app, ‘Move Mood’, to help teenagers manage symptoms of depression. The stem4 digital portfolio was developed by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CEO and founder of stem4 in collaboration with digital partner HMA. All stem4 apps are co-produced with young people.

On receiving the Award Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CEO and founder of stem4 said: “This award again recognises the important work stem4 does in providing evidence based mental health apps which are clinician led but developed co-collaboratively with young people and data driven for effectiveness. Following on from our success at the Third Sector Awards this is an incredible achievement for our small charity and team.”

stem4 is a Wimbledon based, award winning charity that supports teenage mental health through mental health promotion, provides evidence based mental health education, builds resilience, enhances motivation to change and signposts to early intervention. stem4 focuses on commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm and addiction. 

stem4 works with students, parents and teachers in secondary schools as well as health professionals including GPs and school nurses through their conferences programme and their digitally delivered workshops suitable for PHSE in schools and is included in the Royal College of GP toolkit.

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