Stem4

What we offer

What we offer

stem4 provides information on identification, intervention and effective management of commonly occurring teenage mental health issues. This information is shared through the following:

Website

  • Information about eating disorders, depression and anxiety, self-harm and addiction
  • Understanding identification, intervention and effective management
  • Self-help strategies
  • Resources to download on issues such as school mental health policy development, confidentiality
  • Useful links for further support
  • The stem4 community page is a message board where people can share their experiences of stem4 events and mental health. Young people, who want to benefit others with their own experience and by providing personal advice, contribute to this page. For more information on how to get involved contact community@stem4.org.uk

Our apps

  • The Calm Harm app was developed to help young people manage the urge to self-harm. It is the first clinically developed app for young people at risk of self-harm developed by the charity’s founder, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Nihara Krause
  • The app is based on clinical evidence and aims to support young people, either as part of on-going treatment, or as an interim measure while they wait for specialist help
  • Calm Harm provides users with four categories of task, which target the most frequent reasons that people self-harm:
    • Distract helps combat the urge to self-harm by improving self-control
    • Comfort helps to care rather than harm
    • Express helps get feelings out in a different way
    • Release provides safe alternatives to self-injury
  • There is also a breathing technique to help reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • The app is password-protected and there is a useful summary of progress as well as helping users identify triggers
  • Available on iPhone, iPad and Android

Download Calm Harm on the App StoreDownload Calm Harm app on Google Play

Mental Health Videos

(replacing our previous offer of workshops, coming soon)

  • Exciting new developments for stem4education! Due to increasing demand from across the country and in line with the combined use of technology in education, stem4 will be compiling a library of 15 mental health videos
  • These will feature all of the stem4 mental health areas: eating disorders, self-harm, depression and anxiety and addiction. Each topic will feature topical, specialist information presented in an animated, easy to digest way
  • Targeted videos specifically at students, parents, teachers, and professionals
  • Dr Nihara Krause gives up-to-date professional information on how to identify early signs of mental ill health and first steps in management

Information resources

(coming soon)

  • Online resources to accompany the mental health videos. These can be downloaded and printed at your convenience and used for self-help or as a teaching resource

Social media

  • Find us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. We share and discuss current articles, legislations and events relevant to mental health

Conferences

We will be increasing the conference arm of our service. stem4 conferences are designed to inform participants of the early signs of mental health problems and what steps they can take to make change. They encourage dialogue, create a platform to share ideas and provide a forum to consider best practice and standards of care.

Conferences4students

  • Who is it for? Groups of students from around 10 schools, who are motivated to learn more about mental health and make a difference
  • Overview: The stem4 student conferences encourage secondary school students to get involved in being initiators on how to convey positive messages to other young people about looking after their mental health
  • What is it about?
    Student conferences encourage secondary school students to

    • Address the importance of good mental health
    • Get involved in conveying positive messages about looking after your mental health
    • Discuss the best way to reach other young people
    • Learn what steps they should take if problems arise
    • Develop confidence in public speaking and interacting with students from other schools
  • Discover more about our student conferences in this short video:

Conferences4schools

  • Who is it for? For head teachers, school leaders, teachers and SENCOs
  • Overview: These conferences will feature a number of relevant topics. Professionals in the field will offer a forum for participants to discuss their concerns and to share in developing a robust school programme to support student mental health and form good practice guidelines and policy
  • What is it about?
    • Current trends in teenage mental health and ill health
    • School programmes [PSHE] and well-being programmes, suggestions for school assemblies
    • Addressing common school concerns
    • Developing policy on mental health matters

Conferences4parents

  • Who is it for?
    • Parents who want to know more about mental health trends both developmental as well as common mental ill health problems in children and young people
    • For parents who have children in primary school
    • For parents who have children in secondary school and University
  • Overview: These conferences will feature well-known speakers on relevant topics offering a forum to discuss issues and concerns
  • What is it about?
    • What sorts of issues to expect at various developmental stages
    • Building emotional resilience
    • Common mental health problems
    • What can you, as parents, do to help manage these issues
    • Early signs of a developing mental ill health conditions and steps you can take
    • Supporting a child or young person with a mental ill health condition
    • Preventing relapse
    • Supporting yourself

Conferences4nurses

  • Who is it for? School nurses and practice nurses who work with Children and Young People (CYP)
  • Overview: The stem4 school nurse conferences feature well-known speakers on relevant topics together with offering a forum to discuss issues, concerns and service developments
  • What is it about?
    • Early identification of students vulnerable to mental ill health issues
    • Monitoring and working with students with mental ill health problems such as self-harm and eating disorders
    • Current evidence-based interventions
    • Developing clear intervention pathways – from and to pastoral staff, in-school provision and with secondary providers
    • Confidentiality and communication with teaching staff
    • Supervision/support

Conferences4GPs

  • Who is it for? GPs and GP assistants, trainee GPs, primary care medical specialists
  • Overview: These conferences feature expert speakers on relevant topics together with offering a forum to discuss issues, concerns and service developments
  • What is it about?
    • Aetiology and clinical features of common mental health problems faced by children and young people
    • Early identification and intervention of specific mental ill health problems
    • Monitoring and working with patients who present with mental ill health problems such as self-harm and eating disorders
    • Current evidence-based interventions
    • Developing clear intervention pathways – primary care to specialist
    • Supervision/support

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