stem4 is a charity that promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them including their families and carers, education professionals, as well as school nurses and GPs through the provision of mental health education, resilience strategies and early intervention. This is primarily provided digitally through our innovative education programme, pioneering mental health apps, clinically-informed website and mental health conferences that contribute to helping young people and those around them flourish.

Mission statement

Our mission

To foster the development of good mental health in teenagers through enhancing early understanding and awareness in individuals, their families, schools and the community, promoting shared early detection and signposting towards prompt action and intervention.


Raise early awareness and highlight the importance of early intervention in teenage mental health issues – taking steps to help stem problems at an early stage Educate through interactive conferences for schools, digital tools such as the Head Ed programme and through our comprehensive website Encourage debate and shared information through a programme of conferences targeting students, parents/carers, education professionals, school nurses and GPs Provide self-help through our mental health app library, website and booklets

Summary of relevant work

Tips & resources for young people, parents, schools and health professionals, including a comprehensive section of COVID-19 resources ->

A comprehensive website providing evidence-based information for young people, parents, schools and health professionals on topics such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, eating disorders, addiction and resilience ->

Award-winning free evidence-based apps: Calm Harm: to help young people manage the urge to self-harm Clear Fear: to help young people manage the symptoms of anxiety Move Mood: to help young people manage low mood and depression Combined Minds: to help family and friends provide mental health support

Head Ed - a free library of mental health videos for use in school PSHE lessons on topics such as stress, anxiety, depression and resilience. Head Ed Light - a free online educational resource for students to learn about mental health topics independently.

Conferences/webinars for students, parents/carers, teachers and health professionals to provide guidance on teenage mental health issues.

Youth Mental Health Day (YMHD) - 7th September - is an awareness day that encourages understanding and awareness of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round ->


Prevention and promotion
Training, education and capacity building
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Children and adolescents
United Kingdom