Developed by Dr Krause, Calm Harm is based on the principles of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).
Co-created with teenagers, 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.
To date, Calm Harm has been downloaded one million and a quarter times with 93% of users reporting a reduction in the urge to self-harm.
Dr Krause has responded to the COVID-19 crisis through adding some additional sections for users.
Clear Fear is an app developed by Dr Nihara Krause and uses the evidence-based treatment Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to focus on learning to reduce the physical responses to threat by learning to breathe, relax and be mindful as well as changing thoughts and behaviours and releasing emotions.
Like Calm Harm, Dr Krause worked with a group of teenagers requesting their feedback on desired outputs, user journeys, visual concepts, security/privacy, user experience and tone of voice.
Clear Fear has been downloaded over a quarter of a million times in one year of being available.
Dr Krause is working towards adapting Clear Fear for COVID-19 related or triggered anxiety.
Combined Minds is a free to use app to help families and friends support young people with their mental health.
Combined Minds uses a ‘strengths-based’ approach which has been shown to be effective in recovery. This approach moves away from the ‘deficits’ that individuals with mental health difficulties might be said to show or experience and instead focusses on resourcefulness and resilience.
Move Mood is the latest app to be released in June 2020. Move Mood uses Behavioural Activation Therapy to help users set goals and manage negative behaviours associated with low mood and depression.