stem4 is a teenage mental health charity aimed at improving teenage mental health by stemming
commonly occurring mental health issues at an early stage.
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 for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in