Dr. NIHARA KRAUSE, BCAh
Nihara is the founder of a mental health charity called stem4, which was established in 2011 following the tragic death of a school girl from Anorexia. The young girl was a friend of Nihara’s own children and attended their local school in Wimbledon, London.
Nihara, is a Consultant in Clinical Psychology who recognised a lack of help for young people at risk of a range of psychological difficulties. The deficiency in support extended beyond the young people and their families, affecting friends, teachers and healthcare staff. She founded stem4 with the intention that it would deliver accurate, user-friendly, psycho education to all those groups. The name stem4 came from the intention to stem the escalating teenage mental health conditions in young people through education, support and early identification.
Over the past 7 years Nihara has grown the charity which now has offices, a team of trustees and staff, all committed to her vision and making it sustainable going forward.
One of the biggest impacts was Nihara’s creation of the Calm Harm App which she developed in consultation with young people that wanted to self-harm. The App, which is free, has been downloaded over 900,000 times and is now on the NHS library.
Nominated by: Joanna Manley