Apart of Me - A beautiful world, built to guide you through your darkest moments.

This game is designed to help you cope with the death of a loved one.

Welcome, to your island.

A magical, peaceful world populated by friendly creatures and a wise guide.

Help Foshan and his friends find peace by catching fireflies, discovering stories of loss and love in the cave, learning to be kind to yourself by the rockpool, and completing real-world quests.


Acceptance - catch the fireflies that are buzzing around the island and complete the check-in to learn how to accept your different feelings

Peace - hang out by the rockpool where you can master your kind and soothing breath

Wisdom - pick up the bottles washed up at sea and discover wisdom on loss and love from all around the world

Connection - help Foshan, Flori, and Benku and they will connect you to stories of loss and love in the cave from people who really know how it feels


“Since being involved in this project, I have been able to find some meaning from all of those dark times."
-- Jamie, 18. Apart of Me Guide

"It really does show you how ‘you are not alone’, and even the way we process our grief, despite the different circumstances, are so similar. All these people are using their journey, their story to help others to not feel isolated. And it really is rewarding. This app will change the lives of so many.”
-- Jody, 22. Apart of Me Guide

“Your app is spot on, truly novel, so creative, so relevant, diverse & inclusive too. I lost my Dad who was wonderful at 18 & my family of sisters have achieved & been hugely successful but have suffered in various ways through not being able to effectively grieve & comfort each other & our mother at the time. Finding this has really made my day. Your app will make a big impact.”
-- Mary, Player

"We are sure this game will be a huge success and a vital tool for a 21st Century approach to bereavement.”
-- Linda Magistris, Chief Executive/Founder, The Good Grief Trust

“This game has the ability to change lives and save others.”
-- William Hunter Howell, Best-selling author of Affable in Adversity

“Apart of Me is the first ever interactive tool that uses gaming technology to translate the best therapeutic techniques and practices for dealing with grief into a safe virtual space.”
-- ITV News


- Winner: Best Youth Focused Emotional Support Application 2018 in the Technology Awards 2018, hosted by Global Health & Pharma
- Finalist: Pfizer Healthcare Hub awards
- Finalist: Tech4Good Awards 2018


Recently seen on BBC Breakfast, ITN and Channel 5 news.
Featured in The Guardian’s top 10 tech projects to look forward to in 2018


Bounce Works is a social enterprise with a mission to overturn the growing crisis in mental health among our youth by creating engaging and effective digital products and services.

We made Apart of Me because we wanted to help young people going through difficult times.


Apart of Me is intended to support children and young people who have a terminally-ill family member or friend, or who have had a family member or friend die. It is not intended to replace independent professional advice from qualified counsellors, psychotherapists and medical practitioners. There are people who can help you if you feel that you need more support, so please speak to someone you can trust or seek professional guidance.

In the future we may collect some data from users to help research effectiveness of game features and therapeutic techniques. Don't worry, we'll ask for your permission before we collect anything identifiable and you will be welcome to say no at any time.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.2

This release adds push notifications and corresponding privacy controls to allow for the handling of user data. Also includes various bug including fix to game freezes when opening the quest log.

We are actively reading your feedback and regularly updating the app. Please email us at with any suggestions, questions or problems.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

KirstyPakes ,

KP- child psychologist

This is a wonderful, highly emotionally intelligent digital sanctuary. It provides soothing, kind and intelligent support to those navigating the turbulent waters of grief. It helps young people to cope with and understand their feelings, helps them find a sense of calm, imparts pearls of wisdom about life and death and also helps people to know they are not alone. The audio recordings in the cave of other young people's experiences of grief and their messages of support are so powerful and crucial in combating that sense of isolation that grieving people often feel. The exercises to help young people find ways to cope with their feelings and to find a sense of calm are a real strength too. It is beautifully designed and imparts real psychological wisdom to help young people deal with tragic circumstances. This beautiful digital island will act as a bridge to help young people live with their grief in the "real world", by opening up therapeutic and healing conversations with important people in their lives, giving them emotional coping skills, a sense of connection with others in a similar situation and helping them find some supportive perspectives on life and death. As a child clinical psychologist, I love it!

HermioneGrangerFan ,


Hi people out there please download this app cause it’s great! I love all of it! The developers did a great job! Through my loss I felt like I was the only person in the world who was going through this but this app has taught me otherwise! If ur going through anything from death to parent problems to anything completely different this is the app for u! The rock pool and the design and the storyline and everything is amazingly well thought out.
Only a few things that could possibly improve (if possible) this amazing app:
Make each crystal a different type of relaxation. The breathing is great but it can get a bit boring after 4 round of doing it...
Have a few more things to do like personal challenges with the villagers. A bit like the letter sending ur will just make it again a bit more interesting!
Finally have the journals available to read as well as listening too. It’s just helpful for if I can’t get to my headphones straight away.
But great job guys it is almost perfect and thats why i gave u 5 stars!

FurryLuver ,

Is helping a lot

This app truly helps you find yourself again after a tragedy that left me useless and helpless, I go onto this app, and the though out breathing exercises, and fireflies can lighten my dark days. Maybe for only a little bit, but it does help.
The best part of this experience is probably the quests we are given, but here I have an enquiry. These quests really allow me to build back a bond I thought I lost, and I love them so much, yet I don’t know how or what you need to do specifically to receive one. Is there an algorithm? Or is it random?
Keep up the good work, and I hope everyone else who is going though a hard time, I just want to say that you are worth it, and didn’t deserve whatever happened to you, and things will get better. You may not see the light at the end of the tunnel yet, but it’s there, you just need to get through that tunnel, and you have caring, and kind people surrounding you helping you to the light.
-Take care xx


Bounce Works Ltd
225.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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