STEM4 targets early identification of commonly occurring mental health issues in teenagers. We aim to raise awareness and enhance detection, education and motivation.
Based in Wimbledon, South West London, STEM4 is a charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.
The charity was founded by Dr Nihara Krause, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. The charity is based on the knowledge that a difference can be made in preventing serious and often long lasting mental health problems in teenagers, such as alcohol abuse or eating disorders.
STEM4 makes an effective difference by providing people with information on recognising early warning signs and symptoms as well as by providing effective strategies in halting these conditions early.
Emphasis on the prevention of mental health conditions is backed by recent Government initiatives and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in the UK.
Young people have just as much right to accessing facts about promoting good mental health as they do good physical health. Yet there is a lack of accurate information available on mental health issues, embarrassment or social stigma, and confusion about what may be normal development versus the development of an early mental health issue.
STEM4 targets four specific areas:
These conditions occur in early life and continue with significant consequences into adult life.
STEM4 also targets four groups:
Services we offer
STEM4 is Special because:
Please do visit our website to find out more about STEM4 and all that we offer to help stem teenage mental illness and support teenage mental health
STEM4 is funded entirely by our supporters - we receive no money from government or other public bodies. We rely on donations from individuals, charitable trusts and companies to do our work. The charity is run by volunteers, keeping overheads to a minimum.
You may make a single, one-off gift or a regular commitment. Whichever you choose, please consider gift aiding your donation, or making a matched gift, as these can significantly increase the value of your gift to STEM4 at no additional cost to you.
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STEM4 is supporting teenage mental health - helping teenagers as well as their families to recognise the early signs of mental health problems so that these problems don't turn into life long illnesses....