A Wimbledon psychologist has been honoured for her tireless efforts in trying to make the world a better place.

At a ceremony at Westminster Palace, Dr Nihara Krause received a British Citizen Award for Services to Healthcare.

The BCAs were launched in 2015, to recognise exceptional individuals who work tirelessly and selflessly to make a positive impact on society.

BCAs are awarded twice annually, and recognise extraordinary people whose achievements may otherwise be overlooked.

Dr Krause is the CEO and founder of stem4, which was established in 2011 after the tragic death of a local school girl of anorexia nervosa.

Dr Krause who is a consultant in clinical psychology saw that there was a better way to help young people at risk of a range of psychological difficulties, recognising that there was a lack of

support available, not just to young people and their families, but also friends, teachers and healthcare staff.

She founded stem4 with the intention that it would deliver accurate, user-friendly, psycho education and early intervention to young people, their families, carers and schools.

The name stem4 came from the intention to stem the escalating teenage mental health conditions in young people.

One of the biggest impacts is Dr Nihara Krause’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 around 900,000 times and is now on the NHS library. Last month she created the Clear Fear app for stem4 to help children and young people manage anxiety.