stem4 wins Northern Digital Award for Best App

stem4 wins Best App 2018 at Northern Digital Awards

Calm Harm, an app to help young people manage their urge to self-harm, is developed for stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has had over half a million downloads from across the world to date.

Judges at the Northern Digital Awards 2018 said stem4’s entry clearly demonstrated “how the app has had tangible impact on the desired audience and continues to do so using an evidence-based approach.’

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 is a Wimbledon based, award winning charity that supports teenage mental health through mental health promotion, building resilience and signposting early intervention. stem4 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. The stem4 free Calm Harm app helps teenagers manage the urge to self-harm.

Health Zone celebrates 20 years

Passionate about health and wellbeing, independent shop owner, Mishal Qadri has successfully served Wimbledon for 20 years

A popular staple on our local high street, this independent business has faced many challenges since opening on 12 December 1997 and continues to adapt to the ever changing needs of this industry and customers.

“I remember clearly the day we opened” says Mishal “I was so busy getting everything perfect that I hadn’t noticed the doors had opened and the customers almost sprung up on me! It was a dream come true and a day I will never forget.”

At the time, Health Zone was one of a kind in Wimbledon, an Independent Health Food Shop and Clinic, and initially people were a little confused as to what this shop was all about… a gift shop, an alternative chemist for lotions and potions or a health shop for hippies?

“When we opened, our shop floor had everything from food, body care products, vitamins and supplements to a library of health and nutrition books and leaflets. Upstairs, we had an organic café and the clinic was up and running, offering therapist appointments, a few weeks after we opened” says Mishal,

“We have never stopped learning, adapting and changing to the needs of our customers and the changing demands of a high street store.”

The shop has undergone many changes over the 20 years that it has been providing products, services and advice to customers, who have changed too.

Over time, “Our customers have become younger and increasingly knowledgeable and savvy about health and nutrition. It’s great as it keeps us on our toes staying one step ahead of them in how and what we offer” says Mishal.

Today Health Zone boasts a wide variety of supplements, specialist foods, sports nutrition, organic beauty and body care products, a variety of Complementary Therapy treatments, as well as going digital with a blog sharing advice and expertise and an online shop.

Staying true to their core principles and values of offering the best customer service, quality products from the most reputable sources, highly trained Therapists, Practitioners and staff Health Zone have worked to maintaining their strong reputation among customers and referral business within the industry.

“Business is good and what has set us apart over the years and remaining relevant on the high street is that we continually adapt, change and survive. I travel extensively to ensure Health Zone is in line with the latest products, suppliers and therapies. All our staff, many of them long serving, are specialist trained and passionate about health and healing and this coupled with our quality products created an atmosphere that keeps our customers coming back. We are so happy that they do and here’s to the next 20 years in Wimbledon.”

WSM & Operation Smile Partner to Change Lives

It’s great to see another example of Wimbledon businesses and charities working together

Operation Smile announced the launch of their corporate partnership with WSM Partners.  The partnership aims to help provide life changing surgery for 60 children born with a cleft worldwide through employee and client engagement across the 3 WSM offices throughout 2018.

“WSM are thrilled that Operation Smile is our chosen charity of 2018 and we look forward to raising funds for the partnership through various events during the year”  Amanda Menassa, Marketing Coordinator, WSM Advisors Limited.

More about Operation Smile

Explore how their partnerships make a direct impact on the children’s lives in the developing world: http://www.operationsmile.org.uk/get-involved/partner-us/

Get in touch with Sarah Kosciukiewicz, Corporate Partnerships Manager to find out ways your business can transform the smiles and lives of children worldwide.

Operation Smile Offers Ride London Places

Wimbledon-based charity Operation Smile UK has Ride London places

Join #TeamOperationSmile in 2018’s Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 for just £1 and join 20,000 cyclists, receive a FREE cycling jersey, attend their post-race party and raise a heap of smiles! There are a limited number of places up for grabs so don’t hesitate if you’re interested.

For more information on this year’s event and how you can get involved contact Chris Williams at chris.williams@operationsmile.org or call 020 3475 5126.

Your team is eagerly awaiting you!

It takes as little as £150 and just 45 minutes to give a bright, beautiful new smile and an even brighter future to a child born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. Find out more about about Operation Smile.