Charity scoops digital award

stem4 wins best app award for ‘Calm Harm’ in the Northern Digital Awards

Austin Clark | 28th Feb 18

stem4, the teenage mental health charity, has picked up a prize for its pioneering app at the Northern Digital Awards.

The charity won the ‘Best App’ 2018 award, sponsored by Cathcart Associates, for Calm Harm, its app that helps young people manage their urge to self-harm. Judges of the digital award said they thought the “lovely app has a tangible impact on the desired audience and continues to do so using an evidence-based approach”.

The Northern Digital Awards recognise the very best in digital talent across the region and the organisers confirmed that entries this year totalled nearly 250.

Calm Harm was developed for stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause a consultant clinical psychologist, and has been downloaded over half a million times across the world. stem4 is working with tech developer HMA on the development of the app.

Dr Krause 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 is a Wimbledon-based charity that supports teenage mental health through mental health promotion, building resilience and signposting early intervention.