STEM4 joins the antidote to Black Friday
Teenage mental health charity STEM4 is taking part in this year’s #givingtuesday campaign. The campaign, which began in America, aims to be an antidote to the mass consumerism of Black Friday and aims to get people thinking of others in the run up to Christmas.
Since its inception in 2014, #givingtuesday has become one of the biggest events in the global charity calendar, breaking successive Guinness World Records for the most amount of money donated online to charity in 24 hours. In 2016, £48 million was donated online via PayPal with the UK accounting for the second largest amount of donations.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Last year, the campaign raised over £11.3 million for participating charities.
STEM4 will be raising money for its new ‘Head-Ed’ project which aims to provide high-quality mental health education in video format to young people in secondary schools, with accompanying teaching material so that they can learn to recognise early warning signs of mental ill-health conditions, know what first steps to take, and how to ask for help.
Donations to this project will be matched for 7 days from 12 pm on 27th November, #givingtuesday.
One donation, twice the impact.
What do you need to do?
● Add a calendar reminder to your diary for 12 pm on 27th November including this link
● Have your card details ready when you make your donation
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
The award-winning Stem4 Calm Harm app helps teenagers manage the urge to self-harm and has currently over half a million downloads across the world. It is included in the NHS Apps library. Calm Harm has won several awards and been featured in the London Design Museum. For information please visit stem4.org.uk
November 14, 2018