Earlier this year, HMA nominated teenage mental health charity stem4 for a Digital Leaders 100 award so we were delighted when it was announced they had made the top 3 shortlist for the ‘Tech for Good Initiative of the Year’ category.

This year, for obvious reasons, the Digital Leaders 100 awards went virtual with winners from all 10 categories being announced in an engaging online ceremony on the 15th of October. The Tech for Good Initiative of the Year accolade is awarded to a non-profit, social enterprise or business using digital products or services for positive social impact. It’s therefore no surprise that stem4 was crowned the well-deserved winner!

Based in Wimbledon, stem4 was formed by consultant clinical psychologist Dr Nihara Krause, who along with her team promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them.

HMA has been stem4’s design and tech partner for nearly three years and in that time, we have witnessed first-hand the incredible work that this teenage mental health charity delivers. We’ve worked with them on a portfolio of evidence-based apps which have over a million and a half downloads in 171 countries – with Calm Harm, the app we created with stem4 to help teenagers resist or manage the urge to self-harm, going on to achieve a prestigious Gold at the DBA Awards!

The Digital Leaders 100 awards celebrate the individuals and organisations from the public, private and non-profit sectors who are demonstrating a pioneering and sustainable approach to digital transformation in the UK so we couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to stem4’s work. The DL100 list is created by public vote and celebrates the teams and individuals who are working hard behind the scenes to secure the UK’s Digital Transformation.

Find out more about our work with stem4 here on the multi-award winning Calm Harm app. See more of the incredible work stem4 do supporting positive mental health in teenagers on their website here.