stem4 among finalists at the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2017

Love Wimbledon BID charity, stem4 was shortlisted at the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2017 which, for the third year have highlighted the most pressing current developments and invited the health tech community to say how their innovations were best placed to tackle them.

Founded by AXA PPP healthcare, Design Museum and 2020health, the exhibition and awards showcased design in the emerging field of digital healthcare and sought to understand how technology can give you more control of your health and wellbeing.

stem4 Calm Harm is a smartphone app developed by Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Nihara Krause to help children and young people manage their urge to self-harm by providing tasks that help resist or manage the urge. The four categories of tasks target the main reasons why people self-harm:

  1. ‘Distract’ helps combat the urge by learning self-control
  2. ‘Comfort’ helps to care rather than harm
  3. ‘Express yourself’ helps to get feelings out in a different way
  4. ‘Release’ provides safe alternatives to self-injury

There is also a ‘Breathe’ category to enable mindful breathing.

Calm Harm was featured alongside other finalists for the AXA Health Tech & You Awards in a recent pop-up exhibition at the Design Museum.

stem4 is a Wimbledon BID based charity aimed at improving the early identification of commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers, covering eating disorders, depression and anxiety, self-harm and addiction. stem4 educates through conferences for students, school leaders, school nurses and GPs, video material that can be used in PHSE lessons and through a comprehensive website which provides evidence based information. The stem4 ‘calm harm’ app provides strategies for managing self-harm and is a free download from Apple store and Google play. To contact stem4 regarding conferences, please email