BoosterBuddy 4+

Island Health

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 47 Ratings
    • Free



BoosterBuddy is a free app designed to help teens and young adults improve their mental health.

Manage your personal wellness journey and earn achievements as your sidekick guides you through a series of daily quests designed to establish and sustain positive habits.

•Check-in with how you are feeling each day
•Use coping skills
•Keep track of appointments and medications
•Get started on tasks
•Follow self-care routines
•Increase real-life socialization

As of April 30, 2021, Island Health, the entity that created the app, will no longer be able to support BoosterBuddy. With future operating system upgrades over time the app will cease to work. You are welcome to continue to use the app.

For other resources to replace BoosterBuddy please visit or talk with your physician or care team.

What’s New

Version 1.8

- Added app retirement notification page
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Sunnsshhiinnee ,

Incredible, please do not retire this!

I am incredibly saddened that IslandHealth has decided to retire this app. It has a very unique concept to it and like others have said, having the responsibility to wake your “buddy” up everyday really does help people who struggle with mental health issues and even possibly getting up everyday themselves to do things. I’ve benefited a lot from this app and I hope that IslandHealth will reconsider and find a way to keep it up even if they do not want to be associated with it any longer. I really think it’s cool that my health region and some local young people could come together and make this app what it is!

Bob Ross's artwork ,

Good for side-help.

I use this app every day... it’s good to check in once in a while and have a fluffy friend to talk to you. It would be nice if there were more outfit choices and if you were going through something, there were games and activities you could do on the app to distract you if you are freaking out or something. Also maybe if there could be a passcode on the app...? But overall, I 100% recommended this app to anyone who wants just a daily check in and some tools to help them succeed. This app will not cure anything or instantly make you feel better, it’s a step in the right direction. And with some consistency, you will notice a difference. ❤️

Rellie M. ,

It’s Been a Good Run

I’ve had this app since I heard of it in High School. Now that Island Health has announced the app’s eventual retirement I’m pretty sad to see it go. I’ll be missing my buddy when system upgrades cause the app to be put out of operation.

This app was a good way to help me track my appointments and medications and especially had a heavy database of coping methods which I very often forget. I’m glad it has listened to some feedback when the last time it updated, it added coping methods for OCD and eating disorders.

While it was a bit laggy the longer I had this app, I understood this was just because of some technical limitations of the entity behind BoosterBuddy. I wished there were more buddies to be added, but with the announcement I realize that wasn’t ever to be.

Regardless, I hope to find apps like these soon. Thank you to Island Health and BoosterBuddy for being my first mental health care app.

App Privacy

The developer, Island Health, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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