This week we’re delighted to find out that Clear Fear has been shortlisted for this year’s UXUK Awards!

This is the second year HMA and stem4 have been shortlisted for a UXUK Award – last year Calm Harm went on to scoop two awards, one in the Best Not-For-Profit category, and the other being the prestigious overall ‘Best User Experience’ award!

This year, the focus is on Clear Fear – a free app to help children and young people manage the symptoms of anxiety. Following the incredible success of Calm Harm, the stem4 and HMA partnership applied for a Comic Relief/Paul Hamlyn Foundation Tech for Good grant to fund the development of a new app to help teenagers manage their anxiety. The application process was extremely competitive with 119 entries, and Clear Fear was one of the 13 projects that was ultimately funded. With a concept developed by consultant clinical psychologist Dr Nihara Krause, and incorporating ideas from young people, Clear Fear uses a Cognitive Behavioural framework to change anxious thoughts and emotions, alter anxious behaviours and calm fear responses.

The User Experience UK (UXUK) Awards was established in 2013 to recognise excellence in user-focused digital or service design. The Awards celebrate the great and innovative UX offerings from organisations that take pride in creating the best possible online or multi-channel experiences.

You can visit the UXUK Awards website for a full list of all shortlisted projects – as you can see the calibre of entries was very high this year! What an achievement to get shortlisted alongside the likes of the BBC, Aviva and HSBC!

We’re already looking forward to the awards ceremony on the 21st November – check back to see how Clear Fear does!