App aimed at teenagers to help resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
Countries where English is spoken.
The UK youth mental health charity, Stem4, created the Calm Harm app to help young people manage their urges to self-harm.
The app is designed to help young people to carry out activities to target common causes for self-harm:
Breathe – breathing activities to help keep calm and manage symptoms of stress and anxiety. Young people can also:
Calm Harm was developed by Dr Nihara Krause, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, with young people. The app draws on basic principles of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Stem4, the UK teenage mental health charity which developed the app emphasises that the app does not replace treatment.
“The Calm Harm app powered by Stem4 helps young people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Developed by Dr Nihara Krause, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, together with ideas from young people, Calm Harm uses strategies from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help users learn to identify and manage their ‘emotional mind’, teaching impulse control, emotional regulation and tracking underlying triggers to harmful urges…
…We worked co-collaboratively with young people to develop Calm Harm. The co-collaborative workshops with young people explored desired outputs, user journeys, visual concepts, security/privacy, user experience, and tone of voice…
…Calm Harm is recommended for the ages of 13 years and above. If a younger child would like to use it, it is recommended that this is done under the guidance of a responsible adult.
…Calm Harm educates using strategies from evidence-based Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT has been shown to be an effective treatment for some groups of patients who self-harm…
…Please note that Calm Harm is not a substitute for assessment and intervention by a mental health professional. It is recommended a GP should be consulted in the first instance.”
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