Wimbledon-based charity STEM4 awarded a £6,500 grant
23rd January 2014
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STEM4, the Wimbledon-based charity which supports teenagers, their families, friends and schools in identifying and dealing with teenage mental health issues, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a£6,500 from the Esling Legacy, administered by Holy Trinity Church, Wimbledon.

It was presented at Morning Service on Sunday 19th January 2014. This is the third year running that STEM4 has been successful.

STEM4 really appreciate the support from the Esling Legacy and as Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CEO and founder of STEM4 said this is a wonderful start to 2014.

The work of STEM4 includes workshops for schools and a helpful website - which focuses on four areas of teenage mental health, introducing lots of practical advice and tips on how teenagers can identify the conditions early together with techniques to combat these debilitating conditions, including the âfour steps to changes.

There is also advice and a comprehensive list of resources for the friends of troubled teenagers, their families and carers and for schools.

This legacy will further help STEM4 to further the work they do in local schools as well as meet the demand of schools in adjoining areas by providing a training course for mental health professionals to become STEM4 trainers.

In 2012 STEM4 had worked with over 2,500 young people, 300 families and 200 teachers. By the end of 2013 they had worked with over 7000 young people, and 1000 families and teachers and it is hoped that a similar growth can be achieved in 2014.

The Legacy was generously left to the church by Marian Esling to benefit Holy Trinity Church, the local community and also the wider community.

Dr Krause said "We are really grateful to Holy Trinity for the Legacy. This grant given to us for the last 3 years is really most important to STEM4, as it has and will enable us to continue our work in improving the mental health of teenagers and in turn help their families and their schools in the local community."

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