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The Great British Quiz Off

The Great British Quiz OffMorrisons Solicitors held their annual charity quiz on Thursday 9th November at the Antionette Hotel in Wimbledon in aid of stem4. Our grey matter was really put to the test on all things British while guests enjoyed some classic British dishes! Thank you to Morrisons for helping raise our profile in the local community and for raising funds to help support teenage mental health.

Prudential RideLondon 2017

  • On Sunday 30th July 2017 a team of 9 intrepid cyclists took on the much anticipated RideLondon annual cycling challenge to raise funds for stem4. This event sees more than 26,000 amateur cyclists cycle through London and Surrey on a similar route to that of the London 2012 Olympic Road Cycling Races. Starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then travelling through the capital and into Surrey, the ride finishes on The Mall in central London.

 

  • We stationed our stem4 stand in Raynes Park, tracking our riders with the useful RideLondon app, enjoying the upbeat atmosphere and cheering all riders on in the sunshine and rain.

 

  • Our cyclists showed real grit and determination to all complete the course in times ranging from 4h54 to 7h20 – even the 4 punctures one of our cyclists faced did not deter him! Whilst donations are still coming in, it looks like our team has raised upwards of £8,000 for the charity, which really will help stem4 support teenage mental health.

 

  • We have RideLondon places for next year, so if you fancy taking on a personal challenge in 2018 whilst raising money for stem4, then please email fundraising@stem4.org.uk for further details.

Team Billet Complete the London Triathlon!

  • stem4 is very grateful to ‘Team Billet’ (aka Daryl, Daisy and Dan, who all work at the Crooked Billet pub in Wimbledon Village) for taking part in the London Triathlon on 22nd July 2017 to raise money for us. This was their first triathlon and they managed to cross the finishing line together, raising over £600 for stem4.

SouthWest Trains Raise Money for stem4

  • During the Wimbledon Tennis Championships this year SouthWest Trains ran a raffle for staff working in the local area with prizes generously donated by local Wimbledon businesses. The raffle raised £281 for stem4. Thank you to Station Manager Jim O’Brien and his team for their fundraising!

Merton Healthy Minds Day

  • Local Merton schools gathered at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 4th July 2017 to share their powerful performances about mental health. Events also included mindfulness and an ‘Ask the Expert’ panel discussion on mental health, which stem4 CEO/Founder Dr Nihara Krause participated in. stem4 had a stand in the Healthy Minds Market Place along with other local mental health charities and organisations in Merton, signposting young people to available help in the local area.

stem4 Parent Conference on Teenage Mental Health at St Cecilia’s

  • Following on from the success of our first parent conference held in March, stem4 ran another parent conference on teenage mental health at Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School in Wandsworth on Monday 3rd July 2017.
  • Speakers included Dr Nihara Krause (Consultant Clinical Psychologist), stem4 ambassadors Rosie Day and Iain Maitland, parent Miriam George and Joe Stone (social worker and CAMHS worker).
  • Feedback we received from the event was excellent, with 100% of parents reporting they would recommend the conference, 95% of parents reporting that the conference helped increase their awareness of the early signs of mental health issues and 95% saying that the conference helped them to know what early steps to take to deal positively with mental health problems.
  • Feedback comments received were:
  • ‘This was incredibly informative and helpful. It’s given me tools to talk to my teenagers and to know what to look out for’.
  • ‘Very good balance of facts, practical information and personal experience which made it seem very real. Would recommend to others’.
  • If you would like to find out about future conferences we may be holding then please sign up to the stem4 mailing list.

Student Conference at St Cecilia’s School

  • Students from a number of Wandsworth schools attended the student conference on teenage mental health at Saint Cecilia’s Church of England School on Monday 3rd July 2017.

 

  • These conferences are designed to bring together a range of young people to provide an opportunity to express, in their own words, a message to their peers about the importance of looking after their mental health and to understand what steps they can take to stop the growth of mental illness right from the start.

 

  • At each conference, students create a statement about the importance of communication, early identification and early action for change. Congratulations to the team who created the winning statement:

 

  • C – Change is possible
  • A – Allow others to be there for you
  • R – Respect yourself
  • P – Positive mindset
  • E – Express your feelings

 

  • D – Don’t give up
  • I – It’s okay to cry
  • E – Exercise is helpful
  • M – Motivate

 

Brahms Requiem Concert in Aid of stem4

  • On Saturday 17th June 2017 Sacred Heart Chorus & Orchestra put on a beautiful performance of the Brahms Requiem in aid of stem4. Conducted by Robert Rathbone and featuring soloists Katy Tansey and Samuel Pantcheff, this really was a musical extravaganza. We would like to thank everyone involved for their generosity in raising money for the charity.

Wimbledon Village Fair

  • We had a great time in the summer sunshine at this year’s Wimbledon Village Fair. As well as promoting stem4 and raising awareness of teenage mental health, our ‘Do more of what makes you happy’ mindfulness colouring activity proved popular with young and old alike. We sold beautiful bookmarks designed by a local young artist, and ran a free prize draw to win one of five Art Therapy books. Thank you to everyone who came and chatted to us, it was a wonderful community event to attend.

Charity Quiz Night in Aid of stem4

  • On 15th June Reed presented a charity quiz night in aid of stem4 and Ethiopiaid at The Terrace in Wimbledon. It was a fun packed evening of trivia, tipple and top prizes. Thank you to Reed for organising this event and to everyone who attended and helped raise money for the charities.