Local Teenage Mental Health Charity Wins Digital Award

For the innovative 'Calm Harm' app

Stem4 has won the ‘Best App’ 2018 award at the Northern Digital Awards for an innovative app it has created. ‘Calm Harm' helps young people manage their urge to self-harm.

Over 450 people attended the Northern Digital Awards 2018, held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds. The judges deemed that Stem4's entry clearly demonstrated how its app has had a tangible impact and continues to do so using an evidence-based approach.

Calm Harm has been developed for south west London based stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and has had over half a million downloads from across the world to date.

The Calm Harm app is free to download and helps teenagers manage when they feel they need to self harm, with a variety of tested techniques.

Dr Krause CEO, Founder of stem4, said, “I am proud of ‘Calm Harm’ and the contribution it is making to help many young people across the world. To be recognised for this work by receiving the Northern Digital Award 2018 for ‘Best App’ means a lot. Competition in this category was very high and included many well-known and best-loved brands. We are most grateful to HMA, our tech partner, for entering Calm Harm and who were double winners that evening”.

Stem4's tech partner for the app is HMA, who were double award winners on the evening.

Stem4 supports teenage mental health through mental health promotion, building resilience and signposting early intervention. The charity focuses on commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-harm and addiction as well as working with students, parents and teachers in secondary schools.

To find out more about stem4 and the work it is doing with teenagers check out the website


February 28, 2018

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