Tech for Good programme supports local charity
stem4 has been selected for a further Tech for Good grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief to develop an app to help young people suffering from depression – this will complement the stem4 library of apps that includes Calm Harm (to help manage the urge to self-harm) and Clear Fear (to help manage the symptoms of anxiety). The tech for good programme supports charity organisations who are using technology to deliver new ideas and make their services more effective. After two successful co-funding rounds in 2017 and 2018, stem4 have extended their joint commitment to the programme until 2021.
Dr Nihara Krause, CEO and Founder of stem4 and clinical creator of Calm Harm said ‘this amazing awarded funding will help us develop our app to help young people suffering from depression using a combination of a clinical framework and co-production. Depression is, together with anxiety the highest occurring mental ill health difficulty affecting young people. The success of the stem4 library of apps indicates that we are meeting a need.
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