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Calm Harm

Please note that the app is an aid to treatment, but does not replace it.

Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4 by Dr Nihara Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, using the basic principles of an evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).


Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. You can make it private by setting a password, and personalise the app if you so wish. You will be able to track your progress and notice changes.


Who is it suitable for?

Calm Harm is designed for people who are trying to manage urges to self-harm. 


How does it work?

Calm Harm is based on the principles of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). DBT is a type of talking therapy that is often effective in people with mood disorders.


The app provides tasks that encourage users to distract themselves from urges to self harm and help manage their "emotional mind" in a more positive way.


Who is this aimed at?

The Calm Harm app 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.



Available 24/7



Online. The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.





How to get involved

Download the free Calm Harm app from the App Store and Google Play.


For further information

For more information about the Calm Harm App search Calm Harm App in this directory.


Visit the Calm Harm website

Visit the Calm Harm App Facebook page




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