Stem 4 - Early Identification of commonly occuring mental health issues in Teenagers

STEM4 is a charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.

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Young people have just as much right to accessing facts about good mental health as they do good physical health, and yet there is a lack of accurate information. Embarrassment or social stigma surrounding mental health issues, can so easily lead to confusion with what may be normal development, as opposed to the early development of a mental health issue.

By sharing information on how to recognise early warning signs and by providing effective strategies in how to deal with them, we aim to stem these conditions early on.

Emphasis on the early identification of mental health conditions is backed by recent Government initiatives and is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in the UK.

STEM4 is special because we:

  • focus on early awareness and intervention
  • target four specific areas of mental health 
    • Eating Disorders
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Self Harm
    • Addiction
  • target four specific audiences
    • young people affected by the conditions,
    • their friends,
    • their families and carers
    • schools – teachers and nurses
  • provide evidence based information
  • give workshops in schools, run by qualified mental health professionals 
  • bring people together to share experiences and to work towards best practice through our conference programme.

aims and objectives 

STEM4 endeavours
 to 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.

STEM4 encourages debate and shares information through a programme of conferences targeting School Leaders, School Nurses and Students.

STEM4 educates through interactive workshops for schools and through our comprehensive website.

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